Indicator 3.15 Death rates for coronary heart disease and stroke among people with diabetes
- Data for this indicator are not available for update—baseline results reported.
- Linked National Diabetes Services Scheme and National Death Index data was used to look at the causes of death for people with diabetes between 2009 and 2014. As data linkage is required for reporting, updated data for this indicator is not available.
In 2014, there were around 11,800 deaths from coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke among people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, equating to a rate of 330 per 100,000 population.
Age and sex
The death rate for CHD and stroke among males with type 1 or type 2 diabetes was 1.5 times as high as the rate among their female counterparts (394 and 260 deaths per 100,000 population, respectively). The death rate increased with age and was consistently higher in males than females in each age group (Figure 3.15).
The rate increased with rising levels of remoteness and socioeconomic disadvantage. The death rate was 1.7 times as high among those living in Remote and Very remote areas as those living in Major cities, and 1.4 times as high among those living in the lowest socioeconomic areas as those in the highest socioeconomic areas (Figure 3.15).
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3.15 Death rates for coronary heart disease and stroke among people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, by selected population group, 2014