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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2003   
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Contents >> Health >> Health conditions >> Diabetes

As at March 2003, there were 1,783 Tasmanians on the Diabetes Register, with 45.5% of these from the Greater Hobart-Southern Region, another 24.1% from the Northern Region, and a further 30.4% from the Mersey-Lyell Region.

Of all Tasmanians on the register, about a third had a diagnostic age of 20 years or less. Diagnostic age is important because anyone diagnosed before 20 years of age would be more likely to have insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.


REGISTRANTS ON TASMANIAN INSULIN TREATED DIABETES REGISTER, Tasmanian regions(a) - March 2003

Greater
Hobart-Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania

no.
no.
no.
no.

Registrants with a diagnostic age of less than 20 years
325
147
161
633

Sex
Males
427
241
285
953
Females
385
188
257
830

Current age of registrants
0-20 years
123
39
53
215
21-64 years
505
264
340
1,109
65 years and over
184
126
149
459

Total registered diabetics

812

429

542

1,783

(a) Registration is voluntary. The Menzies Centre estimates that 85-90% of those on insulin in Tasmania are registered.

Source: Tasmanian Insulin Treated Diabetes Register, Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania.


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