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List of tables in measure 1.16


  • Table D1.16.1: Main causes of bilateral vision impairment and blindness for Indigenous adults aged 40 and over and non-Indigenous adults aged 50 and over, 2016 (table no longer provided - please refer to HPF 2017 Archived data tables)

  • Table D1.16.2: Rates of cataract surgery coverage in Indigenous adults aged 40 and over and non-Indigenous adults aged 50 and over, 2016 (table no longer provided - please refer to HPF 2017 Archived data tables)

  • Table D1.16.3: Age, sex and Indigenous status by types of eye/sight problems, 2017–18 and 2018–19

  • Table D1.16.4: Remoteness and sex by eye/sight factors for people with reported diabetes, 2017–18 and 2018–19

  • Table D1.16.6: Persons reporting eye/sight problems, by Indigenous status, remoteness, age, sex and jurisdiction, 2017–18 and 2018–19

  • Table D1.16.7: Indigenous persons (15 years and over) reporting eye/sight problems, by selected socioeconomic and health characteristics, 2018–19

  • Table D1.16.9: Trachoma screening coverage and prevalence among 5–9 year olds, by jurisdiction, 2018

  • Table D1.16.10: Trichiasis screening coverage, prevalence and treatment among Indigenous adults aged over 40, by jurisdiction, 2018

  • Table D1.16.11: Problems relating to eye health managed by general practitioners, by Indigenous status of the patient, April 2010–March 2015

  • Table D1.16.12: Age-specific hospitalisation rates for principal diagnosis of diseases of the eye and adnexa, by Indigenous status and sex, Australia, July 2015 to June 2017

  • Table D1.16.13: Hospitalisations for a principal diagnosis of diseases of the eye and adnexa, by Indigenous status and remoteness, Australia, July 2015 to June 2017

  • Table D1.16.14: Hospitalisations for the eye and adnexa, by Indigenous status, sex and jurisdiction, Australia, July 2015 to June 2017

  • Table D1.16.15: Hospitalisation for a principal diagnosis of diseases of the eye and adnexa, by principal diagnosis and Indigenous status, Australia, July 2015 to June 2017

  • Table D1.16.16: Principal diagnosis for eye injury hospitalisations, by sex and Indigenous status, Australia, July 2015 to June 2017

  • Table D1.16.17: Age-specific hospitalisation rates for eye injury, by Indigenous status and age, Australia, July 2015 to June 2017

  • Table D1.16.18: Age-standardised hospitalisation rates for principal diagnosis of diseases of the eye and adnexa, NSW, Vic, Qld, WA, SA and NT, 2004–05 to 2016–17

  • Table D1.16.19: Occasions of service under the Visiting Optometrists Scheme (VOS), by Indigenous status and state/territory, 2017–18

  • Table D1.16.20: Occasions of service under the Rural Health Outreach Fund (RHOF), by Indigenous status, 2017–18

  • Table D1.16.21: Children aged 0–14 years with a long-term eye problem: type of eye problem, by Indigenous status, by remoteness, 2008 and 2014–15 (% of population)

  • Table D1.16.22: Type of treatment for eye sight problems Indigenous children (0–14 years) 2014–15

  • Table D1.16.23: Five most common causes of hospitalisation for Indigenous Australians, for a principal diagnosis of diseases of the eye and adnexa, by Indigenous status, Australia, July 2015 to June 2017

  • Table D1.16.24: Hospitalisations for principal diagnosis of diseases of the eye and adnexa, by Indigenous status, jurisdiction and remoteness, Australia, July 2015 to June 2017


  • Table D1.16.12 NSW: Age-specific hospitalisation rates for a principal diagnosis of diseases of the eye and adnexa, by Indigenous status and sex, New South Wales and Australia, July 2015 to June 2017

  • Table D1.16.18 NSW: Age-standardised hospitalisation rates for a principal diagnosis of diseases of the eye and adnexa, New South Wales and NSW, Vic, Qld, WA, SA and NT combined, 2004–05 to 2016–17


  • Table D1.16.12 Vic: Age-specific hospitalisation rates (per 1,000 population) for a principal diagnosis of diseases of the eye and adnexa, by Indigenous status and sex, Victoria and Australia, July 2013 to June 2015

  • Table D1.16.18 Vic: Age-standardised hospitalisation rates and rate differences for a principal diagnosis of diseases of the eye and adnexa, Victoria and NSW, Vic, Qld, WA, SA and NT, 2004–05 to 2014–15


  • Table D1.16.12 Qld: Age-specific hospitalisation rates for a principal diagnosis of diseases of the eye and adnexa, by Indigenous status and sex, Queensland and Australia, July 2015 to June 2017

  • Table D1.16.18 Qld: Age-standardised hospitalisation rates and rate differences for a principal diagnosis of diseases of the eye and adnexa, Queensland and NSW, Vic, Qld, WA, SA and NT, 2004–05 to 2016–17


  • Table D1.16.12 WA: Age-specific hospitalisation rates for a principal diagnosis of diseases of the eye and adnexa, by Indigenous status and sex, Western Australia and Australia, July 2015 to June 2017

  • Table D1.16.18 WA: Age-standardised hospitalisation rates and rate differences for a principal diagnosis of diseases of the eye and adnexa, Western Australia and NSW, Vic, Qld, WA, SA and NT, 2004–05 to 2016–17


  • Table D1.16.12 SA: Age-specific hospitalisation rates for a principal diagnosis of diseases of the eye and adnexa, by Indigenous status and sex, South Australia and Australia, July 2015 to June 2017

  • Table D1.16.18 SA: Age-standardised hospitalisation rates and rate differences for a principal diagnosis of diseases of the eye and adnexa, South Australia and NSW, Vic, Qld, WA, SA and NT, 2004–05 to 2016–17


  • Table D1.16.12 Tas: Age-specific hospitalisation rates for a principal diagnosis of diseases of the eye and adnexa, by Indigenous status and sex, Tasmania and Australia, July 2015 to June 2017


  • Table D1.16.12 ACT: Age-specific hospitalisation rates for a principal diagnosis of diseases of the eye and adnexa, by Indigenous status and sex, Australian Capital Territory and Australia, July 2015 to June 2017


  • Table D1.16.12 NT: Age-specific hospitalisation rates for a principal diagnosis of diseases of the eye and adnexa, by Indigenous status and sex, Northern Territory and Australia, July 2015 to June 2017

  • Table D1.16.18 NT: Age-standardised hospitalisation rates and rate differences for a principal diagnosis of diseases of the eye and adnexa, Northern Territory and NSW, Vic, Qld, WA, SA and NT, 2004–05 to 2016–17

Data sources

  • Australian Government Department of Health data
  • Australian Trachoma Surveillance Report
  • Family Medicine Research Centre, University of Sydney, BEACH data
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey
  • National Eye Health Survey
  • National Health Survey
  • National Hospital Morbidity Database

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