3-11. High cholesterol
3-11-1. High cholesterol in South Australia – by Local Health Network
- In 2015, just under one in five (18.1%) of South Australians aged 18 years or more self-reported that they had current doctor-diagnosed high cholesterol and/or were on medication for high cholesterol.
- The prevalence of high cholesterol self-reported by Country SA residents (19.2%) is not statistically significantly higher than their metropolitan Adelaide counterparts (17.7%).
- Over the last decade the proportion of people reporting living with high cholesterol has statistically significantly increased, for both metropolitan Adelaide and Country SA residents.
|Local Health Network||%|
|Northern Adelaide LHN||19.9%|
|Central Adelaide LHN||15.5%|
|Southern Adelaide LHN||18.2%|
|Country SA LHN||19.2%|
3-11-2. High cholesterol in South Australia – by age and sex
- In 2015, the proportion of males aged 18 years and over who self-reported that they were living with doctor-diagnosed high cholesterol and/or were on medication for high cholesterol (18.9%) was not statistically significantly higher than their female counterparts (17.4%).
- The prevalence of high cholesterol is correlated with age.
3-11-3. High cholesterol in South Australia – by socio-economic status
- In 2015, there was a statistically significant inverse correlation between the proportion of people aged 18 years and over who self-report that they are living with doctor-diagnosed high cholesterol and/or are on medication for high cholesterol and the socio-economic status of the area in which they live.
|Socio-economic status (SES)||%|
3-11-4. High cholesterol in Australia – by state and territory
- Data presented here is from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ 2014-15 National Health Survey reporting high cholesterol. It is not directly comparable to the 2015 information in 3-11-1 to 3-11-3 above which is for people who self-report having current doctor-diagnosed high cholesterol and/or being on medication for high cholesterol.
- The national survey reports that around one in 12 (8.4%) South Australians are living with high cholesterol as a condition which has lasted, or is expected to last, for 6 months or more.
- The South Australian population high cholesterol rate is higher than the Australia-wide rate of 7.1%, and is towards the top end of the range reported for the states and territories.
|New South Wales||7.2%|
|Australian Capital Territory||8.6%|
3-11-5. High cholesterol – Aboriginal people
Data not available for this indicator.
- Based on Health Information Portal database 2016, 'Management Reporting, Reports, South Australian Monitoring and Surveillance System Online, Cholesterol prevalence (Age 18+)', SA Health, Adelaide, accessed 14 December 2016.
- Based on ABS 2015, ‘Table 3.3 Long-term health conditions, Proportion of persons — Persons’ and in Tables 20-27 for each jurisdiction, National Health Survey: First Results, 2014-15, cat. no. 4364.0.55.001, viewed 6 June 2016.