Indicator 5.18 People without diabetes tested for high sugar levels/ risk of diabetes
In 2018–19, based on self-reported data from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, an estimated 47% of Indigenous adults aged 18 and over without diabetes, reported that they were tested for high sugar levels in the previous 3 years.
Age and sex
The proportion increased with age, from 29% of those aged 18–24 to 66% of those aged over 65 (Figure 5.18). The age-standardised proportion of Indigenous women tested for diabetes was higher than that of men (58% and 48%, respectively) and this difference was observed for those aged 18–44. (Figure 5.18).
There were no differences by remoteness areas or socioeconomic areas (Figure 5.18).
State and territory
There were no differences by state and territory (Figure 5.18).
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5.18 Indigenous people without diabetes tested for high blood glucose in the last 3 years, by age group and sex, by selected population group, 2018–19