Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 3.1.3–Incidence of sexually transmissible infections and blood-borne viruses, 2020
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||AHPF PI 3.1.3–Incidence of sexually transmissible infections and blood-borne viruses, 2020|
The number of notifications of syphilis, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B, hepatitis C, chlamydia and gonorrhoea.
Simple treatments are available for most of these sexually transmissible infections. However, if left untreated, chlamydia and gonorrhoea can cause pelvic inflammatory disease in females and infertility in both males and females, while untreated syphilis can cause serious long-term conditions including heart failure, dementia, blindness and brain damage.
|Indicator set:||Australian Health Performance Framework, 2020|
Health, Standard 13/10/2021
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02-Incidence of sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses, 2012 QS Health, Retired 14/01/2015|
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:|
|Population group age to:|
50 years and older
Age-standardised rate (expressed as a percentage): calculated using the direct method, using age groups 0-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50 and over based on the 2001 Census as the standard population using the direct age-standardisation method.
Analysis by state and territory, remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.
Presented as crude rate per 100,000 population.
Crude rate (expressed as a percent) 100,000 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Calculated separately for each type of infection
Number of notifications of new diagnoses of syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, chlamydia and gonorrhoea infection.
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator data elements:|
State and territory, by each type of infection, by:
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
The current case definitions for these infections, including any historical edits, are available at: https://www.health.gov.au/casedefinitions.
Syphilis data limited to notifications of less than 2 years' duration and includes notifications of congenital syphilis.
HIV data contains notifications of newly diagnosed HIV infection and includes HIV infections known to have been acquired within 12 months prior to diagnosis.
Hepatitis B and hepatitis C data contains notifications of newly diagnosed infections, including cases known to have been acquired within 24 months prior to diagnosis.
Chlamydia and gonococcal infection notifications may include cases that are not sexually acquired, especially in the 0-4 year age group.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Data source attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Government Department of Health
Australian Bureau of Statistics
The Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales
|Further data development / collection required:|
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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