Trachoma screening coverage
Measure 2.4.1: The estimated number, and proportion of Indigenous children in at-risk communities screened for trachoma.
Figure 2.4.1: Trachoma screening coverage
There are 2 separate charts for this measure showing trachoma screening coverage in Indigenous communities, by various characteristics.
Trachoma screening coverage in communities that screened, children aged 5–9, by jurisdiction 2021
This dual axis combined vertical bar and scatter plot presents the number and percent of children aged 5–9 years screened in Indigenous communities, in 2021, by jurisdiction. The rate was highest in Western Australia (92%) and lowest in Queensland and the Northern Territory (both 90%).
Trachoma screening coverage in communities that screened, children aged 5–9, 2012 to 2021
This line graph presents trachoma screening coverage for children aged 5–9 years in Indigenous communities, by jurisdiction, from 2012 to 2021. The chart shows that, nationally between 2012 and 2021, the proportion of children aged 5–9 years who were screened for trachoma in at-risk communities rose from 70% in 2012 to 90% in 2021.
- In 2021, in the 82 at-risk communities in 4 jurisdictions (Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory) that undertook screening, there were a total of 1,833 children aged 5–9 screened for trachoma, a rate of 90%.
- Between 2012 and 2021, the proportion of children aged 5–9 screened for trachoma in at-risk communities rose from 70% in 2012 to 92% in 2016. The proportion screened dropped slightly in 2017 to 83% then rose again to 90% in 2021.