4-7

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 2016, 4.3% of South Australians aged 18 years or more were living with osteoporosis1.
  • The prevalence of osteoporosis in metropolitan Adelaide (4.7%) is statistically significantly higher than Country SA (3.3%)1.
  • 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 residents1.

 

Osteoporosis prevalence (aged 18+ years), 2016
Local Health Network %
Northern Adelaide LHN 4.7%
Central Adelaide LHN 4.2%
Southern Adelaide LHN 5.4%
Metropolitan Adelaide 4.7%
Country SA LHN 3.3%
South Australia 4.3%
Australia n.a.

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Data source: SA Health 2017

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

  • In 2016, the proportion of the population aged 18 years and over living with osteoporosis was more than twice as high for females (6.1%) than males (2.4%)1.
  • The prevalence of osteoporosis is also correlated with age1.

 


Osteoporosis prevalence (aged 18+ years), 2016
Age (years) Males Females
18-24 0.0% 0.0%
25-34 0.7% 3.7%
35-44 0.3% 0.0%
45-54 2.2% 2.3%
55-64 3.2% 7.9%
65-74 3.6% 17.2%
75+ 8.8% 22.9%
All ages 2.4% 6.1%

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Data source: SA Health 2017

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

  • In 2016, 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 live1.

 

Osteoporosis prevalence (aged 18+ years), 2016
Socio-economic status (SES) %
Lowest SES 8.0%
Low SES 4.1%
Middle SES 3.2%
High SES 3.2%
Highest SES 2.9%

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Data source: SA Health 2017

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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 osteoporosis2.
  • 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 jurisdictions2.

 


Osteoporosis prevalence (all ages), 2014–15 (age-standardised)
State/Territory %
Northern Territory 1.6%
Western Australia 2.7%
Queensland 2.8%
Victoria 3.0%
Tasmania 3.0%
South Australia 3.1%
New South Wales 3.6%
Australian Capital Territory 4.0%
Australia 3.1%

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Data source: ABS 2015

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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%3.
  • Readers are advised that the South Australian estimate has a relative standard error between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution3.

 


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 Wales 2.1%
Victoria* 2.1%
Australia 1.5%

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

Data source: ABS 2013


Sources

  1. Based on South Australian Monitoring and Surveillance System customised extract 2017, Population Health Surveys, SA Health, Adelaide.
  2. Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics (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 Australian Bureau of Statistics (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.