Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2021) Indigenous health checks and follow-ups, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 07 July 2022.
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In 2018–19, 241,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people received an Indigenous-specific health check—of these people, 47% (112,700) received an Indigenous-specific follow-up within 12 months of their health check.
Among people who had a health check in 2018–19:
The variation in follow-up rates may partly reflect differences in the need for follow-up care among different age groups (see also Box 4). For example, in general, older people have higher health care needs than younger people, and so are likely to have a greater need for follow-up services.
Column graph showing the number and proportion of Indigenous-specific health check patients who received an Indigenous-specific follow-up service in the 12 months following their Indigenous-specific health check, by financial year, age group and sex. In 2018–19, the follow-up rate was slightly higher among Indigenous females (48%) than Indigenous males (45%). This pattern was evident in most age groups, except for children aged 0 to 4, for whom rates were slightly higher for boys than girls (48% compared with 46%). For both males and females, the Indigenous-specific follow-up rates were highest among those aged 65 and over (57% and 54%, respectively); for males, the rate was lowest among those aged 15 to 24 (38%); for females, the rate was lowest among those aged 5 to 14 (41%). Refer to table ‘FS03’ in data tables.
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