Indicator 3.9 Hospitalisation for end-stage renal disease as the principal diagnosis with diabetes as an additional diagnosis
In 2017–18, there were approximately 2,800 hospitalisations with a principal diagnosis of end-stage renal disease and an additional diagnosis of diabetes—11 per 100,000 population.
The age-standardised hospitalisation rate increased slightly from 8 per 100,000 in 2012–13 to 10 per 100,000 population in 2017–18.
After adjusting for age, the hospitalisation rate was higher in males than females (12 and 8 hospitalisations per 100,000 population, respectively) (Figure 3.9.1).
Hospitalisation rates for end-stage renal disease with diabetes as an additional diagnosis were substantially higher among those living in Remote and very remote areas, and in the most disadvantaged areas of Australia, when compared to those living in other areas. This, in part, reflects the higher proportion of Indigenous Australians living in Remote and very remote and disadvantaged areas of Australia (Figure 3.9.2).
State and territory
Among the states and territories, rates were highest in the Northern Territory (74 per 100,000 population) and lowest in Tasmania (4 per 100,000 population). Other states had rates ranging from 6 to 14 per 100,000 population (Figure 3.9.2).
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
There were approximately 517 hospitalisations with a principal diagnosis of end-stage renal disease and an additional diagnosis of diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in 2017–18, a rate of 63 per 100,000 population. The age-standardised hospitalisation rate was 12 times as high among Indigenous Australians as non-Indigenous Australians (97 and 8 per 100,000 population, respectively). The disparity between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous rates was greater among females (17 times as high) than males (9 times as high) (Figure 3.9.2).
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3.9 Hospitalisations for end-stage renal disease (principal diagnosis) with diabetes as an additional diagnosis, by age and sex, 2012–13 to 2017–18 and by selected population group, 2017–18