Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in 2018, there were 86 deaths per 100,000 population from diabetes (as the underlying or associated cause). The death rate was similar among Indigenous males and females (84 and 87 per 100,000, respectively). These data include people residing in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory only.
After adjusting for differences in the age structure of the populations, the rate was 4 times as high among Indigenous Australians as non-Indigenous Australians (210 and 52 per 100,000 population, respectively).
The gap in the death rates between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians was higher among females than males— 5 times as high for females (200 and 38 per 100,000, respectively) and 3 times as high for males (217 and 68 per 100,000, respectively).
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