Australian Bureau of Statistics
1362.7 - Regional Statistics, Northern Territory, 2007
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/10/2007
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In 2005-06 the Northern Territory had five public hospitals with 569 hospital beds. The number of beds has remained constant since 2000-2001, prior to which there were 571 hospital beds. The distribution of hospital beds has also remained constant, with the two major population centres of Darwin and Central NT having 52.2% and 28.5% of the hospital beds respectively.
Indigenous people were likely to have more than two diseases (2.6 average) associated with their admission, while non-Indigenous people were likely to have more than one disease (1.2 average) associated with their admission.
The majority of the notifiable diseases recorded in the NT were sexually transmitted (60.6%). Of the 5551 sexually transmitted disease cases 2057 were chlamydia, 1773 gonococcal infection and 1424 trichomonoasis. Central NT accounted for 42.7% of sexually transmitted diseases, followed by Darwin-Palmerston 19.4%, Lower Top End 11.4% and East Arnhem 11.1%.
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