Blood pressure result—type 2 diabetes (PI23 and PI24)

Indicators related to blood pressure in the national Key Performance Indicators (nKPIs) are:

  • the proportion of Indigenous regular clients with type 2 diabetes whose blood pressure result was recorded in the last 6 months
  • the proportion of Indigenous regular clients with type 2 diabetes whose blood pressure result recorded in the last 6 months was less than or equal to 130/80mmHg.

Why blood pressure result is important

Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood on the walls of the arteries and is written as systolic/diastolic (for example, 120/80 mmHg, stated as '120 over 80'). High blood pressure—also known as hypertension—is a risk factor for chronic conditions, including stroke, coronary heart disease, heart failure and chronic kidney disease.

People with type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of developing high blood pressure. The RACGP diabetes management guidelines currently recommend a target blood pressure of 130/80 mmHg for people with type 2 diabetes (RACGP 2016). Managing a healthy blood pressure can reduce the risk and slow the progression of chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, nephropathy, and diabetic eye disease.

Blood pressure result recorded—type 2 diabetes (PI23)

This indicator is the proportion of Indigenous regular clients with type 2 diabetes whose blood pressure result was recorded in the last 6 months.

It is collected for males and females in age groups from 0–4 to 65 and over. It is presented here for males and females in age groups:

  • under 35
  • 35–44
  • 45–54
  • 55–64
  • 65 and over.

At June 2019, 67% of Indigenous regular clients with type 2 diabetes had their blood pressure result recorded in the last 6 months.

Blood pressure result recorded—type 2 diabetes, by reporting period

This Tableau visualisation shows the percentage of Indigenous regular clients with type 2 diabetes who had their blood pressure recorded in the last 6 months by reporting period (June 2017, December 2017, June 2018, December 2018 and June 2019).

Data supporting this visualisation are available in Excel supplementary data tables at Data.

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This was highest in:

  • Queensland (71%)
  • Major cities and Remote areas (both 70%).

It was lowest in:

  • the Northern Territory (62%)
  • Very remote areas (63%).

Blood pressure result recorded—type 2 diabetes, by either state/territory or remoteness, reporting period

Two Tableau visualisations are presented here. The first shows the percentage of Indigenous regular clients with type 2 diabetes who had their blood pressure recorded in the last 6 months for either:

  • state/territory (NSW/ACT, Vic, Qld, WA, SA, Tas, NT, Australia)
  • remoteness area (Major cities, Inner regional, Outer regional, Remote, Very remote, Australia).

Reporting periods of either June 2017, December 2017, June 2018, December 2018 or June 2019 can be selected.

The second visualisation shows the selected information from the first visualisation by sex (male, female) and age group (<35, 35–44, 45–54, 55–64, 65+).

Data supporting this visualisation are available in Excel supplementary data tables at Data.

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Blood pressure result—type 2 diabetes (PI24)

This indicator is the proportion of Indigenous regular clients with type 2 diabetes whose blood pressure result recorded in the last 6 months was less than or equal to 130/80mmHg.

It is collected for males and females in age groups:

  • under 35
  • 35–44
  • 45–54
  • 55–64
  • 65 and over.

At June 2019, 40% of Indigenous regular clients with type 2 diabetes had a blood pressure result recorded in the last 6 months of less than or equal to 130/80mmHg.

Blood pressure result—type 2 diabetes, by reporting period

This Tableau visualisation shows the percentage of Indigenous regular clients with type 2 diabetes who had a blood pressure result of less than or equal to 130/80mmHg in the last 6 months by reporting period (June 2017, December 2017, June 2018, December 2018 and June 2019).

Data supporting this visualisation are available in Excel supplementary data tables at Data.

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This was highest in:

  • the Northern Territory (44%)
  • Remote and Very remote areas (both 42%).

It was lowest in:

  • Queensland and New South Wales/the Australian Capital Territory (both 38%)
  • Major cities (37%).

Blood pressure result—type 2 diabetes, by either state/territory or remoteness, reporting period

Two Tableau visualisations are presented here. The first shows the percentage of Indigenous regular clients with type 2 diabetes who had a blood pressure result of less than or equal to 130/80mmHg in the last 6 months for either:

  • state/territory (NSW/ACT, Vic, Qld, WA, SA, Tas, NT, Australia)
  • remoteness area (Major cities, Inner regional, Outer regional, Remote, Very remote, Australia).

Reporting periods of either June 2017, December 2017, June 2018, December 2018 or June 2019 can be selected.

The second visualisation shows the selected information from the first visualisation by sex (male, female) and age group (<35, 35–44, 45–54, 55–64, 65+).

Data supporting this visualisation are available in Excel supplementary data tables at Data.

Visualisation not available for printing

Reference

RACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) 2016. General practice management of type 2 diabetes, 2016–18. East Melbourne: RACGP and Diabetes Australia.