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.
      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 codes250.9,790.6
      NHS codes 106106091
      NotesNeed to select High Sugar Levels as a "current" condition.
      Estimate '00019.135.461.0
      Standardised rate per 1,000 population(a)1.22.03.2
      95 % confidence intervals on standardised rates0.9 - 1.51.4 - 2.62.4 - 4.0
      (a) Age standardised to 2001 NHS benchmark population.

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