4724.0.55.001 - Diabetes in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, 2004-05  
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COMPARING WITH NON-INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS

For age groups, the rate of diabetes or HSL was higher for Indigenous than non-Indigenous people.

After adjusting for age differences of the two population structures, Indigenous people were three times more likely to be living with diabetes or HSL than non-Indigenous people. There were also similar differences in the rate of the disease depending on where Indigenous and non-Indigenous people lived.

Diabetes (or HSL) rates by Indigenous status, 2004-05



Indigenous people living in remote areas of Australia were more than eight times more likely to report having diabetes or HSL than non-Indigenous people.

In remote areas, Indigenous females were fourteen times as likely to have diabetes or HSL as non-Indigenous females. Indigenous males were nearly six times as likely to have diabetes or HSL as non-Indigenous males living in remote areas.

In comparison, Indigenous people living in non-remote areas were three times as likely to report having diabetes or HSL as non-Indigenous people.