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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

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Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPB c-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
METeOR identifier:Help on this term517699
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 14/01/2015
Description:Help on this term

Proportion of people with Type 2 diabetes.

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2014) Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
Outcome area:Help on this termPrevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term25 years
Computation description:Help on this term

Proxy measure:

The National Health Measures Survey component of the 2011–13 Australian Health Survey (cat. no. 4364.0.55.005) 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.

Population is limited to persons aged 25 years and over.

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 (subject to 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 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 termNumber 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 termPopulation 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.
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
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.

The baseline measure of 7.1 per cent is calculated from the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study conducted in 1999–2000. Note that this number was age-standardised to the average of the 1999 and 2000 Australian populations, and was based on data from both oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTTs) and fasting plasma glucose tests. As an OGTT was not conducted as part of the National Health Measures Survey, the data supplied for the 2014 CRC report are not comparable to the baseline measure of 7.1 per cent.

Fasting plasma glucose test data will be supplied as a proxy from the AHS for this benchmark, age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.  The equivalent baseline measure from the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study, age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population and using fasting plasma glucose test data, has been calculated to be a rate of 5.0%.  

Representational attributes

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

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termHealth conditions

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 
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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

Reference documents:Help on this term

Dunstan et al. 2002, The Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study (AusDiab) – methods and response rates, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 57:119–129.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes 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, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014

Has been superseded by 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, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 10-Prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 15-Effective management of diabetes, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

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