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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are more than three times more likely than non-Indigenous Australians to have diabetes or pre-diabetes.¹

 

Indigenous Australians living in remote areas are twice as likely as Indigenous Australians in non-remote areas to have diabetes.²

 

The prevalence of diabetes is as high as 30 per cent among adults in some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.³

 

The Indigenous death rate from diabetes can be up to six times higher than that of non-Indigenous Australians.4

 

To find out more about the services Diabetes Queensland offers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, contact our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health team at indigenoushealthunit@diabetesqld.org.au.

 

For more information about Indigenous community programs, the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet provides valuable information for people who are working, studying or interested in diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.



1. ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: Biomedical Results, 2012-2013 (Released 2014)

2. ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: Biomedical Results, 2012-2013 (Released 2014)

3. ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: Biomedical Results, 2012-2013 (Released 2014)

4. ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2013 (Released 2015)