Indicators for the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016–2020: data update provides an update to baseline data, published by the AIHW in 2018, for the 55 indicators identified in the Diabetes in Australia: focus on the future implementation plan. These indicators aim to inform the evidence base for assessing progress against the seven high-level goals outlined in Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016–2020. The goals relate to the prevention, early detection, management and care of all forms of diabetes in Australia.
- Cat. no: CVD 81
In 2017–18, an estimated 5.4% (or 1 million) Australian adults had type 2 diabetes, based on self-reported data
Prevalence of overweight and obesity among Australian adults increased steadily from 50% in 2001 to 67% in 2017–18
Incidence rates of type 1 diabetes fluctuated between 12 and 13 cases per 100,000 population, during 2000 to 2018
Diabetes death and hospitalisation rates in Remote and very remote areas were twice as high as the rate in Major cities