Indicator 5.7 Indigenous regular clients with type 2 diabetes who had a kidney function test
At June 2019, 64% of regular clients of Indigenous primary health care services with type 2 diabetes had a kidney function test recorded within the previous 12 months.
The proportion of regular clients of Indigenous primary health care services with type 2 diabetes had a kidney function test increased slightly from 62% in June 2018 to 64% in June 2019 (Figure 5.7.1).
Age and sex
Proportions were similar among males and females in June 2019, with the exception of 15–24 year olds for whom the proportion was higher in females (60%) than males (54%) (Figure 5.7.1).
The proportion with a kidney function test recorded in the previous 12 months varied inconsistently across the different remoteness areas from 59% in Inner regional areas to 66% in both Major cities and Remote areas (Figure 5.7.2).
State and territory
There was some variation across by state and territory, with the highest proportion in Western Australia (69%) and the lowest in Victoria/Tasmania (59%) (Figure 5.7.2).
About the data
Kidney function test recorded (type 2 diabetes) has had ongoing data quality issues since June 2017. Because of this, results for this indicator are not presented for June 2017.
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5.7 Percentage of Indigenous regular clients with type 2 diabetes who had a kidney function test within the previous 12 months, by age group, June 2018 and June 2019 and by selected population group, June 2019