• Print

released: 17 Jun 2011 author: AIHW media release

Type 1 diabetes is a serious, life-long disease which causes a major health, social and economic burden for individuals with the disease, their families and the community. Prevalence of Type 1 diabetes in Australian children, 2008 presents for the first time estimates of the prevalence of Type 1 diabetes in children aged 0-14 years in 2008, based on Australia's National Diabetes Register data. In 2008, it is estimated that over 5,700 children aged 0-14 years had Type 1 diabetes in Australia. The prevalence rate increased with age and varied by state and territory. Assuming that new cases of Type 1 diabetes in 0-14 year old children continue increasing at the rate observed between 2000 and 2008, it is estimated that the prevalence rate will increase by 10% between 2008 and 2013.

ISBN 978-1-74249-172-1; Cat. no. CVD 54; 29pp.; Internet only

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
      • Main findings
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
      • 1.1 Structure of this report
      • 1.2 Diabetes
        • Types of diabetes
        • Type 1 diabetes
      • 1.3 National Diabetes Register
        • About the National Diabetes Register
        • New cases of insulin-treated diabetes in children (0–14 years) on the NDR
        • Coverage of Type 1 diabetes in children (0–14 years) on the NDR
    1. Prevalence of Type 1 diabetes in children (0–14 years) in 2008
      • 2.1 Methods
        • Number of children aged 0–14 years with Type 1 diabetes on the NDR as at 31 December 2008
        • Estimating prevalence among children aged 0–9 years
        • Estimating prevalence among children aged 10–14 years
      • 2.2 Prevalence
        • Age and sex
        • State/territory of current residence
        • International comparisons
      • 2.3 Projections
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A Data sources
        • A.1 AIHW Population database
        • A.2 National Diabetes Register
          • National Diabetes Services Scheme
          • Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group
      • Appendix B Statistical methods
        • B.1 Derivation of diabetes type
          • Data collection
            • National Diabetes Services Scheme
            • Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group
        • B.2 Assessing coverage of the National Diabetes Register using the capture–recapture method
        • B.3 Age-standardised rates
          • Direct age standardisation
        • B.4 Estimating the number of new cases of Type 1 diabetes in children aged 0–4 years between 1994 and 1998
        • B.5 Validation of the estimated number of new cases of Type 1 diabetes in children aged 0–4 years between 1994 and 1998
          • Comparison with estimates from other models
          • Comparison with other available data
        • B.6 Projections
        • B.7 Confidence intervals
      • Appendix C Additional tables
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Prevalence of Type 1 diabetes in Australian children, 2008. Diabetes series no. 15. Cat. no. CVD 54. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 18 December 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419239>.