Indicator 3.2 People with diabetes who achieve the target levels for cholesterol
Data for this indicator are not available for update—baseline results reported.
Based on data from the 2011–12 ABS Australian Health Survey, an estimated 39% of adults with known diabetes met the target levels for total cholesterol (<4.0mmol/L).
Age and sex
The age-standardised proportion of women who met the total cholesterol target was higher than the proportion of men (60% and 25%, respectively). Among men and women with known diabetes, the age groups most likely to meet the target levels for total cholesterol were 65–74 years for men (47%) and 18–44 years (85%) for women (Figure 3.2)
There was no difference in the proportion who achieved the target level for total cholesterol by remoteness or socioeconomic areas (Figure 3.2).
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
In 2012–13, more than one third of Indigenous adults met the target level for total cholesterol (37%), based on data from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. There was little difference between the age-standardised proportion of Indigenous men and women who met the target level (26% and 29%, respectively) (Figure 3.2).
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It should be noted that the estimates obtained from the National Health Surveys are based on relatively small numbers and are associated with large sampling error. The lack of statistical significance does not necessarily mean that there is no difference between the estimates being compared.
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3.2 People with diabetes who achieve the target level for cholesterol, by selected population group, 2011–12