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The proportion of people with diabetes generally increased with age. By 55 years and over, 35% of people had diabetes, more than 11 times higher than the proportion for people aged 25–34 years (3%).
Diabetes by age, 2012–13 and 2018–19
(a) The difference between 2012–13 and 2018–19 for 35–44 years, 45–54 years and 55 years and over is not statistically significant.
Source(s): 2018–19 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey
1. Diabetes Australia, What is Diabetes?, <https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/what-is-diabetes>; last accessed 14/11/2019.
2. Sourced from Causes of Death, Australia, 2018 (cat. no. 3303.0).
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