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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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.
      Q420 asked "WHAT TYPE OF DIABETES WERE YOU TOLD YOU HAVE?"
      Response categories included:
      "Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (Type 1)".
      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.
      Response categories included:
      "Type 1 (Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, Juvenile Onset Diabetes)".
      ICD-9 codes250.1
      NHS codes . . 078 688,947
      NotesCannot separate into types of diabetes. Need to select diabetes as a "current" condition.
      Estimate '000. .79.195.2
      Standardised rate per 1,000 population(a). .4.55.0
      95 % confidence intervals on standardised rates. .3.5 - 5.54.0 - 6.0
      CommentsIt is expected that most people or proxies answering would be able to indicate when the diabetes was type 1, so it was not thought to produce a significant level of reporting error.
      (a) Age standardised to 2001 NHS benchmark population.

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