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Incidence of type 1 diabetes in Australia 2000-2013

Posted on: 25 May, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 2, April 2015 – June 2015
Related to Diabetes Health measurement

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)
Incidence of type 1 diabetes in Australia 2000-2013
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides a summary of the latest information on the number of new cases (incidence) of type 1 diabetes in Australia. The information is taken from the 2013 National diabetes register, that holds data about people who use insulin to treat and manage their diabetes.

Between 2000 to 2013, there were 31,895 cases of type 1 diabetes diagnosed, this was an average of around 2,300 new cases each year, or six cases per day. Of the new cases, 70 were among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. From 2005 to 2013 the 489 Indigenous people who were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes represented seven per 100,000; this was lower than the non-Indigenous rate of 10 per 100,000.

This report also presents state and territory data with the Northern Territory recording the lowest rate of type 1 diabetes.

The results presented in the report cannot be compared with previous publications, due to changes in data collection and the methodology used to derive the National (insulin-treated) Diabetes register. For more information on this please see data collection.

Abstract adpted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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