Trends in follow-up rate

Between 2010–‍11 and 2019–‍20, the proportion of Indigenous‑‍specific health check patients who had an Indigenous‑‍specific follow‑‍up within 12 months increased from 12% to 47%. The follow‑‍up rate decreased slightly in 2019–‍20, compared with the rate in 2018–‍19 (by only 0.2 percentage points) – this was during the COVID‑‍19 pandemic (Figure 17).

Young Indigenous children (aged 0–‍4) saw the largest uptick (percentage point wise) in follow‑‍up service rates among reported age groups over the period, increasing from 8% of health check patients in 2010–‍11 to 47% in 2019–‍20 (Figure 17).

Figure 17: Indigenous‑‍specific health check patients who received an Indigenous‑‍specific follow‑‍up service in the 12 months following the health check, by sex, age and year of health check, 2010–‍11 to 2019–‍20

An interactive line graph showing the change in follow-up rate between 2010-11 and 2019-20. Sex is shown, and age group can be selected from a filter. The overall follow-up rate increased from 12.3% in 2010-11 to 46.8% in 2018-19, but dropped slightly in 2019-20 to 46.7%. Females had slightly higher rates of follow-up in each year, compared with males - for example, 48.3% versus 44.8% in 2019-20. Refer to table 'FS03' in data tables.