4-7. Osteoporosis prevalence
4-7-1. Osteoporosis prevalence in South Australia – by Local Health Network
- In 2015, 4.4% of South Australians aged 18 years or more were living with osteoporosis.
- The prevalence of osteoporosis in metropolitan Adelaide (4.8%) is statistically significantly higher than Country SA (3.4%).
- No statistically significant underlying trend over the last decade in the proportion of people reporting living with osteoporosis was identified, either for metropolitan Adelaide or Country SA residents.
|Local Health Network||%|
|Northern Adelaide LHN||4.8%|
|Central Adelaide LHN||4.5%|
|Southern Adelaide LHN||5.1%|
|Country SA LHN||3.4%|
4-7-2. Osteoporosis prevalence in South Australia – by age and sex
- In 2015, the proportion of the population aged 18 years and over living with osteoporosis was more than four times as high for females (6.8%) than males (1.7%).
- The prevalence of osteoporosis is also correlated with age.
4-7-3. Osteoporosis prevalence in South Australia – by socio-economic status
- In 2015, there was no statistically significant correlation between the proportion of people aged 18 years and over living with osteoporosis and the socio-economic status of the geographic area in which they live.
|Socio-economic status (SES)||%|
4-7-4. Osteoporosis prevalence in Australia – by state and territory
- Data presented here is from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ 2014-15 National Health Survey for people of all ages reporting living with osteoporosis. This is not directly comparable with data presented from the state-wide survey for ages 18 years and over in 4-7-1 to 4-7-3 above.
- The national survey estimates that 3.1% of the age-standardised population in South Australia are living with osteoporosis.
- The South Australian rate is level with the Australia-wide estimate (3.1%) and within a band in which most of the states and territories have their estimated rates, although there is some variation apparent between the jurisdictions.
|New South Wales||3.6%|
|Australian Capital Territory||4.0%|
4-7-5. Osteoporosis prevalence – Aboriginal people
- The prevalence of osteoporosis in the South Australian Aboriginal population was 1.4% in 2012-13, similar to the national average for Aboriginal people of 1.5%.
- Readers are advised that the South Australian estimate has a relative standard error between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution.
|Australian Capital Territory*||1.8%|
|New South Wales||2.1%|
* Proportion has a relative standard error between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution.
- Based on Health Information Portal database 2016, 'Management Reporting, Reports, South Australian Monitoring and Surveillance System Online, Osteoporosis prevalence (Age 18+)', SA Health, Adelaide, accessed 14 December 2016.
- Based on ABS 2015, ‘Table 2.3 Summary health characteristics — States and territories, Proportion of persons’, National Health Survey: First Results, 2014-15, cat. no. 4364.0.55.001, viewed 6 June 2016.
- Based on ABS 2013, 'Table 3.3 Selected health characteristics, by State/Territory – 2012-13, Proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons,' Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: First Results, 2012-13 – Australia, cat. no. 4727.0.55.001, viewed 19 August 2014.