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4-7. Osteoporosis prevalence

4-7-1. Osteoporosis prevalence in South Australia – by Local Health Network

4-7-2. Osteoporosis prevalence in South Australia – by age and sex

4-7-3. Osteoporosis prevalence in South Australia – by socio-economic status

4-7-4. Osteoporosis prevalence in Australia – by state and territory

4-7-5. Osteoporosis prevalence – Aboriginal people

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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.

 

Osteoporosis prevalence (aged 18+ years), 2015
Local Health Network%
Northern Adelaide LHN4.8%
Central Adelaide LHN4.5%
Southern Adelaide LHN5.1%
Metropolitan Adelaide4.8%
Country SA LHN3.4%
South Australia4.4%
Australian.a.

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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.

 


Osteoporosis prevalence (aged 18+ years), 2015
Age (years)MalesFemales
18-540.2%0.7%
55-643.0%11.7%
65-744.4%16.8%
75+5.5%26.0%
All ages1.7%6.8%

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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.

 

Osteoporosis prevalence (aged 18+ years), 2015
Socio-economic status (SES)%
Lowest SES5.0%
Low SES3.8%
Middle SES4.7%
High SES4.0%
Highest SES4.5%

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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.

 


Osteoporosis prevalence (all ages), 2014–15 (age-standardised)
State/Territory%
Northern Territory1.6%
Western Australia2.7%
Queensland2.8%
Victoria3.0%
Tasmania3.0%
South Australia3.1%
New South Wales3.6%
Australian Capital Territory4.0%
Australia3.1%

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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.

 


Osteoporosis prevalence - Aboriginal people (aged 2+ years), 2012-13
State/Territory%
Western Australia*0.7%
Queensland*1.2%
Northern Territory*1.2%
South Australia*1.4%
Australian Capital Territory*1.8%
Tasmania*2.0%
New South Wales2.1%
Victoria*2.1%
Australia1.5%

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* Proportion has a relative standard error between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution.


Sources

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.