Adult male Aborigines also face higher risks of accidental injuries as compared to non-aboriginal adult males.
2 deaths of Aborigine infants as compared to 5 from other communities per 1,000 births (Thomas, 2003).
Other factors connected to low birth weight include that of an enhanced risk for consequent diseases during puberty and adulthood that may lead to neonatal death.
2% for a non-Aboriginal woman (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2008).
Other issues noted in Aboriginal children include the prevalence of poverty among the members of this group thereby leading to ill-health and poor benefits especially for the young.