Epidemiology

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This collection comprises of statistical reports and factsheets related to the distribution of diseases, and risk factors, in the NT. These publications are produced by the Health Statistics and Informatics branch of NT Health using data from NT hospitals, primary health care settings, mortality and cancer registers, and other sources. These reports contain no personal information.

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  • Publication
    Fact sheet
    Injuries in the Northern Territory, 2020-2022
    (NT Health, 2024-05-31) ;
    Injury is the leading cause of disease burden in the Northern Territory (NT).1 Injury prevention is therefore critical to improve the health of all Territorians. To support injury prevention efforts, this fact sheet explores the incidence, cause, nature and severity of all injury cases admitted to NT public hospitals between 2020 and 2022.
  • Publication
    Report
    Health and Wellbeing of Urban and Township Adults in the Northern Territory 2022
    (NT Health, 2024-02-14) ; ; ;
    Health Statistics and Informatics
    This report summarises data from the 2022 Northern Territory Urban and Township Adult Population Health Survey (NTUTAPHS). The survey collected data on socioeconomic and demographic details, self-reported general health status, chronic health conditions, mental health conditions and health risk factors including smoking, physical activity, nutrition and body mass. Eligible participants were NT residents aged 18 and over with a mobile number listed on the Integrated Public Number Database, excluding those living in remote Aboriginal communities (defined by postcodes). The descriptive statistical outcomes in weighted proportion are presented to portray the sampled NT population, as well as for sub-population groups where the results are considered statistically valid.
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    Report
    Trends in the Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Key Performance Indicators, 2010 to 2021
    (NT Health, 2023-11-07) ; ; ;
    Bhat, Sunil
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    Health Statistics and Informatics
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    NT PHN
    We are proud to present the second trend report of the Northern Territory (NT) Aboriginal Health Key Performance Indicators (AHKPI), reporting data from 2010 to 2021. The indicators were developed and are overseen by the NT Aboriginal Health Forum - a collaboration of Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT (AMSANT), the NT Government, the NT Primary Health Network (PHN) and the Australian Government. The AHKPIs describe key health service activities across the breadth of Aboriginal Primary Health Care (PHC), enabling shared learnings as we work together to improve Aboriginal health. Our biannual reporting on the indicators is critical for continuous quality improvement and strengthening accountability to our communities.
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    Fact Sheet
    Prevalence of chronic diseases in the Northern Territory, 2019
    (NT Health, 2022-12)
    Health Statistics and Informatics
    Chronic diseases have a substantial impact on individuals and the Australian health system. They lead to increased hospital admissions, long-term disability, reduced quality of life and death. Chronic diseases cause eight out of ten premature deaths and account for 80% of years of life lost due to ill health, disability or early death. There is limited reliable information on chronic disease prevalence in the Northern Territory (NT) population, because data sources are incomplete and disparate. In this fact sheet, we have linked data sources to provide estimates of the prevalence of important chronic diseases including ischaemic heart disease (IHD), diabetes, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic kidney disease (CKD), hypertension, rheumatic heart disease (RHD), asthma and chronic liver disease (CLD) for the NT adult population (18 years and older).
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  • Publication
    Fact Sheet
    Morbidity in the Northern Territory 2008-2018
    (Department of Health, 2022-11-08)
    Health Statistics and Informatics
    Examining the severity of ill-health, injury and disease ("morbidity") in a population is critical to inform health system practice and policy. This factsheet compares causes of hospitalisations using public hospital separation data as an indicator of morbidity in the Northern Territory.
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