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    Planning for and responding to pandemic influenza emergencies: It's time to listen to, prioritize and privilege Aboriginal perspectives

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    Australia’s Indigenous peoples account for 3% of the country’s population yet continue to experience disproportionately higher rates of mortality and hospitalization for many infectious diseases. (1) The 2009 influenza pandemic had an inequitable impact on Indigenous peoples in Australia, (2) New Zealand, (3) the Americas and the Pacific. (4) Genuine and tangible actions that include Indigenous peoples in the planning and response for pandemic influenza is overdue. This paper will identify some of the strategies to incorporate the perspectives of Australia’s Indigenous peoples (hereafter Aboriginal) in planning and responding to infectious disease emergencies

    Comparison of confirmed incident cases and non-cases.

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    ∧<p>Median (IQR).</p>*<p>Significant difference between confirmed incident case and non-case.</p><p>Note where there are individuals with unknown status, % has been calculated based on total individuals with known status.</p><p>N/A -point estimate and confidence intervals cannot be calculated due to nil value.</p

    Description of participating households and individuals in each community.

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    ∧<p>Values are median (IQR).</p>#<p>Individuals with unknown status (missing data) have not been included – denominator for calculation of percent is individuals with known values.</p>*<p>Significant difference between Community A and Community B (p<0.05), Wilcoxon Rank Sum test for continuous variables, Chi Square for categorical variables.</p>&<p>All cases diagnosed by Healthy Skin Worker (HSW).</p>+<p>In Community A, 13 cases diagnosed by HSW, 17 by family report. In Community B, 22 cases diagnosed by HSW, 13 by family report.</p