Indicator 5.5 Avoidable and preventable deaths from diabetes
Avoidable and preventable deaths refer to deaths from conditions which, given timely and effective medical care, are considered preventable.
In the period 2014–2018, the age-standardised rate of avoidable and preventable deaths from diabetes was 44 per 100,000 population among Indigenous Australians.
Age and sex
After adjusting for age, the rate was similar among males and females (46 per 100,000 population and 42 per 100,000 population, respectively). The rate of avoidable and preventable deaths from diabetes increased with age for both Indigenous males and females (Figure 5.5).
State and territory
There was variation in the rate of avoidable and preventable deaths from diabetes by state and territory. The Northern Territory had the highest rate (108 per 100,000 population), which was over 5 times as high as the rate in New South Wales (21 per 100,000 population) (Figure 5.5).
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5.5 Avoidable and preventable deaths from diabetes, Indigenous Australians, by age group and state and territory, 2014–2018