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released: 28 Mar 2008 author: AIHW media release

'Diabetes: Australian facts 2008' is a concise summary of the latest data and trends relating to diabetes in Australia. It is the second report by the National Centre for Monitoring Diabetes to present available data across the spectrum of the disease: its levels in the population, the factors that contribute to it, its major complications and its impact.

ISSN 1444-8033; ISBN 978 174024 763 4; Cat. no. CVD 40; 150pp.; Internet only

Full publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (724KB PDF)
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary and key findings
      • Key findings
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (435KB PDF)
      • Background
      • Purpose and structure of the report
    2. How many people have diabetes? (519KB PDF)
      • Introduction
      • Prevalence of diabetes
      • Incidence of diabetes Type 1 diabetes
      • Type 2 diabetes
      • Gestational diabetes
    3. Risk factors for diabetes and its complications (546KB PDF)
      • Introduction
      • Impaired glucose regulation
      • Physical inactivity
      • Unhealthy diet
      • Overweigh
      • Tobacco smoking
      • High blood pressure
      • High cholesterol and high triglycerides
    4. Complications of diabetes (568B PDF)
      • Introduction
      • Cardiovascular disease
      • Eye disease
      • Kidney disease
      • Nerve damage
      • Foot complications
      • Oral complications
      • Complications in pregnancy
    5. Population groups (579KB PDF)
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
      • Socioeconomic position
      • Geographical location
      • Overseas-born
    6. Use of health services (503B PDF)
      • Introduction
      • Medical and allied health services
      • Hospitalisations
      • Medicines use
      • Pathology and other tests
      • Programs and services
    7. Impact (470KB PDF)
      • Introduction
      • Quality of life
      • Burden of disease
      • Costs
    8. Mortality (448KB PDF)
      • Diabetes as the underlying cause of death
      • Diabetes as an underlying or associated cause of death
      • Diabetes-related deaths
      • Causes of death commonly listed with diabetes
      • Deaths of people on the National Diabetes Register
  • End matter (688KB PDF)
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix 1: Methods, definitions and main data sources
      • Appendix 2: Diabetes indicator data reference table
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures.

Notes and corrections

The current version of the publication is presented above. Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. Amendments have been made to text and data on pages vii, viii, 42, 84 and 99 and to Figure 7.3 on page 85. (20 June 2008).

Recommended citation

AIHW 2008. Diabetes: Australian facts 2008. Cat. no. CVD 40. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 1 August 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468075>.