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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 10-Prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, 2014

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termProgress measure
Short name:Help on this termPI 10- Prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, 2014
METeOR identifier:Help on this term517667
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 14/01/2015
Description:Help on this term

The proportion of people who have Type 2 diabetes.

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2014) Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 10-Prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, 2014 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this termThe National Health Measures Survey component of the 2011–13 Australian Health Survey included a fasting plasma glucose test.

A respondent to the survey is considered to have known diabetes if they had ever been told by a doctor or nurse that they have Type 2 diabetes and:

  • They were taking diabetes medication (either insulin or tablets); or
  • Their blood test result for fasting plasma glucose was greater than or equal to 7.0 mmol/L.

A respondent to the survey is considered to have newly diagnosed diabetes if they reported no prior diagnosis of diabetes, but had a fasting plasma glucose value greater than or equal to 7.0 mmol/L.

Excludes persons who did not fast for 8 hours or more prior to their blood test.

Excludes women with gestational diabetes.

The data are reported for two age ranges:

  • People aged 18 years and over; and
  • People aged 25 years and over, as a supplementary measure.

Rates are directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Analysis by remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person (based on data availability).

Presented as a percentage.

95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors calculated for rates.

Note: The type of diabetes for newly diagnosed cases cannot be determined from a fasting plasma glucose or HbA1c test alone.  However, it is assumed that the vast majority of newly diagnosed cases would be Type 2.

Computation:Help on this term100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator) 
Numerator:Help on this term

Number of persons aged 18 years and over with known diabetes (Type 2) or newly diagnosed diabetes as determined by a fasting plasma glucose test.

For the supplementary measure: number of persons aged 25 years and over with known diabetes (Type 2) or newly diagnosed diabetes as determined by a fasting plasma glucose test. 

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons with known diabetes (Type 2) or newly diagnosed diabetes.
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Guide for use
ABS National Health Measures Survey - respondents voluntarily provided blood and urine samples, which were then analysed for specific chronic disease and nutrition biomarkers.
Denominator:Help on this term

Population aged 18 year and over.

For the supplementary measure: population aged 25 years and over. 

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey.
Disaggregation:Help on this term

2011–12—State and territory, by sex.

2011–12—Nationally, by:

  • remoteness (Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Remoteness Structure).
  • 2011 Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles.
Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for 2014 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report: 2011–12.

Results for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population will be available in 2014. 

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Frequency
Every 3 years
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Frequency
Every 6 years
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics
Benchmark:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PB c-Better health: reduce the age-adjusted prevalence rate for Type 2 diabetes to 2000 levels (equivalent to a national prevalence rate (for 15 years and over) of 7.1 per cent) by 2023, 2014
Further data development / collection required:Help on this termSpecification: Minor work required, the measure needs minor work to meet the intention of the indicator.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics

Relational attributes

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See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB c-Better health: reduce the age-adjusted prevalence rate for Type 2 diabetes to 2000 levels (equivalent to a national prevalence rate (for 25 years and over) of 7.1 per cent) by 2023, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 10-Prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 10-Prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016

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