Indicator 5.3 Hospitalisation for principal diagnosis of diabetes by additional diagnosis of hospitalisation
Over the period 2016–18, the most common additional diagnosis for hospitalisations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a principal diagnosis of all diabetes types were related to Factors influencing health status and contact with health services. These include care or services for an ongoing condition, such as dialysis, and a problem or situation that influences a person’s health status (e.g. problems related to lifestyle).
Common additional diagnosis for diabetes hospitalisations
Diseases of the genitourinary system, and certain infections and parasitic diseases were identified in over a third of hospitalisations with a principal diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic disease was the most commonly identified additional diagnosis associated with a principal diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (Figure 5.3).
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AIHW analysis of the National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) is used for this indicator. Due to small numbers, data for adjacent years are combined (2014–15/2015–16 and 2016–17/2017–18).
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5.3 Hospitalisations of Indigenous persons for a principal diagnosis of diabetes, by additional diagnosis of hospitalisation, 2014–16 and 2016–2018