Indicator 3.10 Hospitalisation for coronary heart disease or stroke as the principal diagnosis with diabetes as an additional diagnosis
In 2017–18, there were around 60,300 hospitalisations with a principal diagnosis of coronary heart disease (CHD) or stroke and an additional diagnosis of diabetes—243 hospitalisations per 100,000 population.
Age standardised rates increased from 180 per 100,000 population in 2012–13 to 211 per 100,000 population in 2015–16, and remained steady between 2016–17 and 2017–18 (211 and 206 per 100,000 population) (Figure 3.10.1).
Age and sex
The Hospitalisation rate was 2.3 times as high among males as females (293 and 127 hospitalisations per 100,000 population, respectively). This finding was consistent across all age groups. The age-specific rate peaked among those aged 75–84 (1,400 per 100,000 population) (Figure 3.10.1).
Rates were almost twice as high both among those living in Remote and very remote areas as Major cities (388 and 197 per 100,000, respectively), and those living in the lowest compared with the highest socioeconomic areas (278 and 141 per 100,000, respectively) (Figure 3.10.2).
State and territory
Among the states and territories, rates were highest in the Northern Territory (503 per 100,000 population) and lowest in the Australian Capital Territory (125 per 100,000 population) (Figure 3.10.2).
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
There were approximately 3,300 hospitalisations with a principal diagnosis of CHD or stroke and an additional diagnosis of diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in 2017–18, a rate of 399 per 100,000 population. The age-standardised hospitalisation rate for this cohort was substantially higher among Indigenous Australians compared with non-Indigenous Australians (725 and 193 per 100,000 population, respectively). The rate was almost 6 times as high among Indigenous females compared with non-Indigenous females, and almost 3 times as high in Indigenous males compared to non-Indigenous males (Figure 3.10.2).
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3.10 Hospitalisations for coronary heart disease or stroke (principal diagnosis) with diabetes as an additional diagnosis, by age group and sex, 2012–13 to 2017–18 and by selected population group, 2017–18