Whether has diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes) (HDIAP)
This variable describes whether a person has been told by a doctor or nurse that they have diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes). This variable does not indicate whether a person has multiple long-term health conditions.
Has diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes)
Does not have diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes)
Number of categories: 4
Question(s) from the Census form
Has the person been told by a doctor or nurse that they have any of these long-term health conditions?
How this variable is created
This variable is derived from responses to the long-term health conditions question. It counts the number of people who marked ‘Diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes)’ on the form.
History and changes
This is a new variable for 2021.
Data use considerations
The question does not distinguish between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Therefore, this variable will include respondents reporting both forms of diabetes.
Long-term health conditions data from Census is not intended to provide prevalence estimates. Prevalence estimates of chronic health conditions should be sourced from the National Health Survey (NHS) or National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Surveys (NATSIHS).