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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 15–Effective management of diabetes, 2018

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termProgress measure
Short name:Help on this termPI 15–Effective management of diabetes, 2017
METeOR identifier:Help on this term658505
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 30/01/2018
Description:Help on this term

Proportion of people with known diabetes who have an HbA1c (glycated haemoglobin) level less than or equal to 7.0%

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2018) Health, Standard 30/01/2018
Outcome area:Help on this termPrimary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

The National Health Measures Survey component of the 2011–12 Australian Health Survey included a fasting plasma glucose test and an HbA1c test. For this indicator, the fasting plasma glucose test is used in the determination of people with known diabetes and the HbA1c test is used in the determination of effective management of diabetes. Persons with known diabetes who have an HbA1c result of less than or equal to 7.0% are considered to be managing their diabetes effectively.

Known diabetes is defined as persons self-reporting that they had ever been told by a doctor or nurse that they have 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.

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

Reported for persons aged between 18 and 69 years.

Excludes women with gestational diabetes.

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

Presented as a percentage.

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

Computation:Help on this term

100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of persons aged between 18 and 69 years with known diabetes, as determined by a fasting plasma glucose test, who have an HbA1c level of less than or equal to 7.0%.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person with known diabetes as determined by a fasting plasma glucose test


Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011–13 (2011–12 National Health Measures Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person with known diabetes as determined by a fasting plasma glucose test


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012–13 (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Measures Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011–13 (2011–12 National Health Measures Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012–13 (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Measures Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—HbA1c level


Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011–13 (2011–12 National Health Measures Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—HbA1c level


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012–13 (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Measures Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Denominator:Help on this term

Number of persons aged between 18 and 69 years with known diabetes, as determined by a fasting plasma glucose test.

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person with known diabetes as determined by a fasting plasma glucose test


Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011–13 (2011–12 National Health Measures Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person with known diabetes as determined by a fasting plasma glucose test


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012–13 (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Measures Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011–13 (2011–12 National Health Measures Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012–13 (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Measures Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Disaggregation:Help on this term

State and territory, by:

  • sex
  • Indigenous status.

Nationally, by:

  • remoteness (Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Remoteness Structure)
  • 2011 SEIFA IRSD
  • age (18–44, 45–54, 55–64, 65–69).

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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 (2011–12 National Health Measures Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness and SEIFA


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 (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Measures Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Used for disaggregation by state/territory


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—Indigenous status


Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011–13 (2011–12 National Health Measures Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011–13 (2011–12 National Health Measures Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011–13 (2011–12 National Health Measures Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for 2018 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2011–12 (total population, non-Indigenous: AHS); 2012–13 (Indigenous only: AATSIHS).

NO NEW DATA FOR 2018 REPORTING.

Representational attributes

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

N[NN].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termEffectiveness

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011–13 (2011–12 National Health Measures Survey component)
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012–13 (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Measures Survey component)
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this term

National Healthcare Agreement

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.

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, 2018 Health, Standard 30/01/2018

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 15–Effective management of diabetes, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018

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