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Diabetes in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, 2004-05

Posted on: 20 April, 2009
Issue: Vol 9 No 2, April 2009 - June 2009
Related to Diabetes

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2009)
Diabetes in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, 2004-05
Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

In 2004-05 the Australian Bureau of Statistics conducted two nation-wide health surveys: the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey and the National Health Survey. These surveys were designed to enable comparisons between the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous people.

The results relating to diabetes in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population have been presented as a brief statistical summary and include a comparison with the non-Indigenous population.

The data presented in this report shows that the burden of diabetes is greater for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people than it is for other Australians. For all Australians, developing diabetes later in life is more likely to occur for those who lead an inactive lifestyle, and are overweight or obese.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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