Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2021) Indigenous health checks and follow-ups, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 02 July 2022.
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This section looks at how the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who receive at least one Indigenous-specific health check in a year has changed over time.
Between 2010–11 and 2018–19, the proportion of Indigenous Australians who had an Indigenous-specific health check grew each year—from 10% in 2010–11 to 29% in 2018–19. In 2019–20, that proportion dropped for the first time, with only 28% of Indigenous Australians receiving a health check (Figure 11).
Two line graphs: one graph shows trends in the rate of Indigenous-specific health checks from 2010–11 to 2019–20, by sex. Between 2010–11 and 2019–20, the rate of Indigenous-specific health checks among Indigenous Australians increased from 11% to 28%. The rate of health checks dipped by nearly 1 percentage point in 2019–20 from 2018–19’s rate.
The second graph shows the change in rate between consecutive years, expressed in percentage points. The change in rate has been trending downwards since a peak in 2013–14, when the health check rate increased by 3.3 percentage points on the previous year. The change in rate was only 0.8 percentage points between 2017–18 and 2018–19.
Derived from table ‘HC01’ in data tables.
Over the course of the decade, a higher proportion of Indigenous females received an Indigenous-specific health check each year, compared with Indigenous males (Figure 11). In both sexes, however, the rate of increase had been slowing—even before 2019–20:
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