6.8 Number of diabetes-related lower limb amputation admissions to hospital per 100,000 people aged 18 years and over, 2012–13
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Diabetes-related lower limb amputation hospital admissions 18 years and over, 2012-13|
Number of admissions to hospital for diabetes-related lower limb amputation per 100,000 people aged 18 years and over, age standardised. Data are disaggregated by the area in which the person lives.
|Indicator set:||Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation |
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 23/11/2016
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:|
18 years and over
Presented as a number per 100,000 people, age standardised, by Statistical Area Level 4.
Analysis by Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4) is based on postcode of usual residence of the patient. The postcode is based on that which is provided by the patient to the hospital at which they are admitted.
SA4s where the total population was less than 2,500 or where the population of people aged 18 years and over was less than 200 are excluded.
Suppression protocol for calculating age-standardised rates:
The following age groups were used for calculating age standardised rates: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, ..., 85+.
100,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator), age standardised
For more information about age-standardisation see
Number of diabetes related lower limb amputation admissions to hospital for people aged 18 years and over in 2012-13.
|Numerator data elements:|
Total population aged 18 years and over
|Denominator data elements:|
Statistical Area Level 4, which have been derived from Postcode—Australian (person)
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Unit of measure:||Service event|
Data source attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Department of Health
Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care's Atlas of Healthcare Variation, released November 2015
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care
Source and reference attributes
National Health Performance Authority
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