4816.0.55.001 - Occasional Paper: Long-term Health Conditions - A Guide To Time Series Comparability From The National Health Survey, Australia, 2001  
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Contents >> 4. Selected long-term health conditions - Time series assessment >> Diabetes total (Type 1, Type 2, Type unspecified)

Assessment:

1989-90 to 1995 AL
1995 to 2001 AL
      NHS1989-9019952001
      Question description
      Included in Q230, "- DO YOU HAVE ANY CONDITIONS LIKE THESE?"
      Prompt card 5 was shown which included "DIABETES OR HIGH BLOOD SUGAR (Specify)" among a list of 41 conditions.
      Q417 asked "HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TOLD BY A DOCTOR OR NURSE THAT YOU HAVE-
      DIABETES
      HIGH SUGAR LEVELS IN YOUR BLOOD OR URINE?"
      Subsequent questions 418-420 establish whether the diabetes/high sugar levels are still current and the type of diabetes.
      Q500 asked "...HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TOLD BY A DOCTOR OR NURSE THAT YOU HAVE-
      DIABETES
      HIGH SUGAR LEVELS IN YOUR BLOOD OR URINE?"
      Subsequent questions 501-508 establish age of diagnosis, type of diabetes/high sugar levels, whether the diabetes/high sugar levels are still current and long-term.
      ICD-9 codes250.0,250.1,250
      NHS codes(b) 078 078,079, 093688, 947, 689, 948, 090
      NotesCannot separate into types of diabetes. Need to select diabetes as a "current" condition. Does not include gestational diabetes as it is not a long-term condition.Does not include gestational diabetes as it is not a long-term condition.
      Estimate '000193.7352.5554.2
      Standardised rate per 1,000 population(a)12.420.529.2
      95 % confidence intervals on standardised rates11.5 - 13.318.0 - 23.027.1 - 31.3
      (a) Age standardised to 2001 NHS benchmark population.
      (b) The codes shown were released in the corrigendum to this publication on 22 July 03.

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