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This fact sheet provides the most recent available data on hospitalisations for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)—a serious complication of diabetes. It highlights that DKA continues to affect many children and young people with type 1 diabetes, in particular females and those living in regional and remote areas and in lower socioeconomic areas.

ISSN 1444-8033; ISBN 978-1-76054-052-4; Cat. no. CVD 77; 4pp.; Internet only


Publication table of contents

  • What is diabetic ketoacidosis?
  • Who is at risk of DKA?
  • Fast facts
  • DKA hospitalisations
  • Age and sex
  • Recent trends
  • Length of stay
  • Conditions associated with DKA among young people
  • Population groups
  • What's missing?
  • Statistical table
  • Box 1: Data sources and classifications
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • verso details

Recommended citation

AIHW 2016. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) among children and young people with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes series no. 26. Cat. no. CVD 77. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129557648>.

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