Patterns over a 5-year period

Over a 5-year period from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018, about 469,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people received at least one Indigenous-specific health check—or over half (59%) of the Indigenous population. This included around:

  • 201,000 people who received 1 health check during the 5 year period (25% of Indigenous population)
  • 123,000 people who received 2 health checks (15%)
  • 78,500 people who received 3 health checks (10%)
  • 45,500 people who received 4 health checks (6%)
  • 21,400 people who received 5 or more health checks (3%) (Figure 4).

Indigenous females were more likely than Indigenous males to have received at least one Indigenous-specific health check during the 5-year period—61% compared with 56%.

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Over the 5-year period from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018, across states and territories, the proportion of the Indigenous population receiving:

  • at least one Indigenous-specific health check was highest in the Northern Territory (76%), followed by Queensland (72%); the rate was lowest in Tasmania (25%).
  • 5 or more Indigenous-specific health checks was highest in Queensland (4.7%), and lowest in Tasmania (0.4%) (Figure 5).

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