National rates by sex and age

In 2017–18, 29% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people had an Indigenous-specific health check.

The rate of Indigenous-specific health checks was higher for Indigenous females than males—31% compared with 27%. Across age groups, the difference between males and females in the rate of checks was largest for those aged 25–34 (31% of Indigenous females, compared with 22% of Indigenous males) (Figure 2). 

In 2017–18, the rate of Indigenous-specific health checks was:

  • highest among those aged 65 and over, for both males and females—43% of Indigenous females and 40% of Indigenous males in this age group received a health check
  • lowest among those aged 15–24 for males (20%), and those aged 5–14 for females (26%).

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