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released: 23 Jun 2011 author: AIHW media release

Diabetes and poor mental health and wellbeing are both common health conditions in Australia and contribute substantially to the overall burden of disease. A large proportion of people with diabetes are also living with poor mental health and wellbeing, with 41.6% of adult Australians with diabetes also reporting medium, high or very high levels of psychological distress. Australians with diabetes are significantly more likely than other Australians to have poor mental health and wellbeing.

ISSN 1444-8033; ISBN 978-1-74249-175-2; Cat. no. CVD 55; 79pp.; Internet only

Publication

Publication table of contents

    • Preliminary material
      • Title and verso pages
      • Contents
      • Acknowledgments
      • Abbreviations
      • Symbols
      • Summary
    • Body section
      1. Introduction
        • 1.1 Background
        • 1.2 Aim of the report
      1. Definitions, data sources, methods and measures
        • 2.1 What is diabetes?
        • 2.2 What is poor mental health and wellbeing?
        • 2.3 Measuring prevalence
        • 2.4 Data sources and measures
        • 2.5 Methods
      1. Prevalence of diabetes and poor mental health and wellbeing in the population
        • 3.1 Diabetes
        • 3.2 Poor mental health and wellbeing
      1. Prevalence of poor mental health and wellbeing among people with diabetes
        • 4.1 Psychological distress
        • 4.2 Mental disorders
        • 4.3 Hospitalisations with a mental health condition
        • 4.4 Mental health-related MBS services for people with diabetes
        • 4.5 Prevalence of poor mental health and wellbeing among subgroups of the population with diabetes
      1. Summary and discussion
    • End matter
      • Appendixes
        • Appendix 1: Tables
        • Appendix 2: Methods
          • Statistical methods
        • Appendix 3: Data sources
        • Appendix 4: Sample size and population estimates
        • Appendix 5: Definitions and codes
          • 5.1 Diabetes
          • 5.2 Poor mental health and wellbeing
          • 5.3 Additional definitions and codes
      • Glossary
      • References
      • List of tables
      • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Diabetes and poor mental health and wellbeing: an exploratory analysis. Diabetes series no. 16. Cat. no. CVD 55. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 3 September 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419252>.