2010 Australian Trachoma Surveillance Report (Article title)
The National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit (NTSRU) was established in November 2006 to improve the quality and consistency of data collection and reporting of active trachoma in Australia. This report presents data from the 2009 screening program conducted in At Risk communities from those Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia regions with endemic trachoma and compares 2009 data with those from screening conducted from 2006 to 2008 inclusive.
Map of Australia, with shading legend distinguishing the number of at-risk communities screened and trachoma prevalence in 2010
Line graph demonstrates the population screening coverage of children aged 5-9 years (%) by year (2007-2010) and jurisdiction (NT, SA and WA).
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- WA has a gradually increasing trend from 34% in 2007 to 45% in 2010
- NT has a gradually increasing trend of 25% in 2007 to 45% in 2010
- SA’s trend peaks with 9% in 2008, whilst remaining at 4% for 2007 and 2009
Line graph demonstrates trachoma prevalence in screened children aged 5-9 years by year (2007-2010) and jurisdiction (NT, SA and WA).
- WA has a consistent prevalence of 15% for 2007-2009 which then decreases to 10% for 2010
- NT’s prevalence spikes at 25% in 2008, but remains consistent at 15% for 2007, 2009 and 2010
- SA’s prevalence dips to 2% in 2008, but remains at 15% for 2007 and 2009
Line graph demonstrates trachoma prevalence in communities consistently screened each year (2007-2010) by year and jurisdiction (NT and WA).
- WA has a consistently decreasing trend from 19% in 2007 to 9% in 2010
- NT has an inconsistent trend with 14% in 2007, 22% in 2008, 9% in 2009 and 11% in 2010.
Table advises on trachoma screening coverage and prevalence and clean face prevalence 2010 by jurisdiction (NT, SA, WA and total) and age group (1-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15+ and all)
Table advises on trachoma treatment 2010 by jurisdiction (NT, SA, WA and total) and age group (1-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15+ and all)
Table advises on the number of at-risk communities by jurisdiction (NT, SA, WA and total) according to different trachoma prevalence ranges (among children aged 5-9 years)
Table advises on trichiasis screening coverage, prevalence and treatment among Aboriginal adults aged over 40 years in 2010 by jurisdiction (NT, SA, WA and total)