The Incidence of gestational diabetes in Australia web report presents information on new cases of gestational diabetes in Australia, their treatment and the short-term pregnancy and delivery outcomes for women affected by the condition. Using the National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD), the data can be explored by age, trends, population groups, geographic areas and treatment type using a visualisation tool.

  • Cat. no: CVD 85
Findings from this report:
  • In 2016–17, gestational diabetes affected 15% of all women aged 15–49 who gave birth in hospital – over 40,800 women

  • Women aged 45–49 were 4 times as likely to be diagnosed with gestational diabetes as women aged 15–19

  • The incidence of gestational diabetes increased with the level of socioeconomic disadvantage

  • Women with gestational diabetes experienced higher intervention rates for labour and delivery