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released: 16 Oct 2015 author: AIHW

Prevalence of type 1 diabetes among children aged 0–14 in Australia 2013 presents the first national picture of children aged 0–14 living with type 1 diabetes in Australia. The report, based on data from the National (insulin-treated) Diabetes Register, highlights that in 2013, 6,091 children aged 0–14 had type 1 diabetes in Australia. This represented 139 cases per 100,000 population, or about 1 in 720 Australians aged 0–14. About 2 in 5 children with type 1 diabetes used an insulin pump to administer insulin. The prevalence of type 1 diabetes among children differed by age, state/territory, and residential remoteness areas.

ISSN 2205-4790 (Online) & 1444-8033 (PDF); ISBN 978-1-74249-822-5; Cat. no. CVD 70; 24pp.; $14

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Verso pages
    • Acknowledgments
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • Introduction
    • More than 6,000 children had type 1 diabetes
    • Prevalence rates similar for boys and girls
    • Almost 2 in 3 were aged 10-14
    • Almost 3 in 4 were diagnosed by the age of 9
    • Average time since diagnosis was 4 years
    • Highest rate was in Tasmania
    • Lowest rates were in remote areas and among Indigenous children
    • Australia's prevalence rate was 10th highest among similar countries
    • More than 2 in 5 children used an insulin pump
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Summary tables
    • Appendix B: National data sources for type 1 diabetes in children
    • Appendix C: Statistical notes and methods
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. Prevalence of type 1 diabetes among children aged 0–14 in Australia 2013. Diabetes series no. 24. Cat. no. CVD 70. Canberra: AIHW.

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