Trends in annual rate of health checks

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. Due to the population data used, rates in this section are not directly comparable to the rates shown in other sections of the report (see Box 1).

Between 2010–11 and 2017–18, the proportion of Indigenous Australians who had an Indigenous-specific health check increased from 11% to 30% (Figure 6). The increase was slightly larger for females than males—with an increase of 21 percentage points for Indigenous women (from 12% to 32%) compared with 18 percentage points for Indigenous men (10% to 28%).

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