Australian Government: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare METeOR Home Page

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:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termAHPF PI 3.1.3–Incidence of sexually transmissible infections and blood-borne viruses, 2020
METeOR identifier:Help on this term728388
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 13/10/2021
Description:Help on this term

The number of notifications of syphilis, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B, hepatitis C, chlamydia and gonorrhoea.

Rationale:Help on this term

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:Help on this termAustralian Health Performance Framework, 2020 Health, Standardisation pending 30/07/2021
Quality statement:Help on this termNational 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:Help on this term

Birth

Population group age to:Help on this term

50 years and older

Computation description:Help on this term

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.

Indigenous population

TBC

Computation:Help on this term

Crude rate (expressed as a percent) 100,000 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Calculated separately for each type of infection

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of notifications of new diagnoses of syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, chlamydia and gonorrhoea infection.

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

Viral hepatitis (B and C), gonorrhoea, syphilis, chlamydia - notifications of new diagnoses of selected sexually transmissible disease and/or blood-borne viruses - 


Data Source
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetData Element

HIV - Notifications of new diagnoses of selected sexually transmissible disease and/or blood-borne viruses


Data Source
National HIV Register
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Denominator:Help on this term

Total population

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

Person—estimated resident population of Australia


Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Guide for use

Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—estimated resident population of Australia


Data Source
ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
Guide for use

Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data


Disaggregation:Help on this term

State and territory, by each type of infection, by:

  • Indigenous status
  • sex
  • age
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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

Person—area of usual residence


Data Source
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data

Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness and SEIFA IRSD


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—sex


Data Source
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—Indigenous status


Data Source
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—area of usual residence


Data Source
National HIV Register
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data

Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness and SEIFA IRSD


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
National HIV Register
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—sex


Data Source
National HIV Register
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—Indigenous status


Data Source
National HIV Register
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Comments:Help on this term

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.

Representational attributes

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

N[NN].N

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceNational Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

Australian Government Department of Health



Data SourceNational HIV Register
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

The Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society



Data SourceABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Frequency
Quarterly
Quality statement
ABS Estimated resident population (total population), QS
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
Frequency
Periodic
Quality statement
ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections, QS
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales

Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

Specification: Long-term

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02-Incidence of sexually transmissible infections and blood-borne viruses, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013

My items Help on this term
Download Help on this term