Australian Trachoma Surveillance Report 2013

Appendix 3. De-identified community trachoma prevalence trends by regions, Australia, 2007-2013

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Figure A.1 Trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5-9 years by year and de-identified community* in North Alice Springs Remote region, Northern Territory, 2007 – 2013

Figure A.1 is a line graph illustrating the trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5-9 years in 11 de-identified communities in North Alice Springs Remote region (Northern Territory) from 2007 to 2013. Trachoma prevalence was below 80% and the overall trend shows both low and high peaks of trachoma prevalence over the years with a general downward trend from 2010 to 2013.  From 2012 trachoma prevalence for most communities was 20% or less.

* Where more than 10 children were screened

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Figure A.2 Trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5-9 years by year and de-identified community* in South Alice Springs Remote region, Northern Territory, 2007 – 2013

Figure A.2 is a line graph illustrating the trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5-9 years in 13 de-identified communities in South Alice Springs Remote region (Northern Territory) from 2007 to 2013. Trachoma prevalence was below 100% and the overall trend shows both low and high peaks over the years with a general downward trend from 2010 to 2012 and a plateauing trend to 2013 of between 0 and 20%.

* Where more than 10 children were screened

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Figure A.3 Trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5-9 years by year and de-identified community* in Barkly region, Northern Territory, 2007 – 2013

* Where more than 10 children were screened

Figure A.3 is a line graph illustrating the trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5 to 9 years in 6 de-identified communities in the Barkly region (Northern Territory) from 2007 to 2013. Trachoma prevalence was below 70% and the overall trend shows both low and high peaks of trachoma prevalence from 2007-2010 with a general downward trend from 2010 to 2012 and a plateauing trend to less than 20% in 2013.

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Figure A.4 Trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5-9 years by year and de-identified community* in Darwin Rural region, Northern Territory, 2007 – 2013

Figure A.4 is a line graph illustrating the trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5 to 9 years in 15 de-identified communities in the Darwin Rural region (Northern Territory) from 2007 to 2013.  Trachoma prevalence was below 52% and the overall trend shows a high peak of trachoma prevalence for most communities in 2008 followed by a general downward trend from 2010 to 2012 to under 5%. This decreasing trend plateaus to less than 5% in 2013.

* Where more than 10 children were screened

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Figure A.5 Trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5-9 years by year and de-identified community* in East Arnhem region, Northern Territory, 2007 – 2013

Figure A.5 is a line graph illustrating the trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5 to 9 years in 9 de-identified communities in the East Arnhem region (Northern Territory) from 2007 to 2013. Trachoma prevalence was below 19% and the overall trend shows both low and high peaks over the years, with a general downward trend from 2010 to 2012 to 4% or less, with some communities illustrating a slight increase in 2013.

* Where more than 10 children were screened

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Figure A.6 Trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5-9 years by year and de-identified community* in Katherine region, Northern Territory, 2007 – 2013

Figure A.6 is a line graph illustrating the trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5 to 9 years in 9 de-identified communities in the Katherine region (Northern Territory) from 2007 to 2013. Trachoma prevalence was below 40% in most communities and the overall trend shows both low and high peaks over the years, with a general downward trend from 2007 to 2009, a spike in several communities in 2010, followed by a decrease and either a plateauing trend or an increase in 2013.

* Where more than 10 children were screened

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Figure A.7 Trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5-9 years by year and de-identified community* in Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands region, South Australia, 2007 – 2013

Figure A.7 is a line graph illustrating the trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5 to 9 years in 7 de-identified communities in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands region (South Australia) from 2007 to 2013. Trachoma prevalence was below 33% and the overall trend shows both low and high peaks over the years with a general downward trend from 2009 to 2012 and an increase in 2013 to 15% or less.

* Where more than 10 children were screened

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Figure A.8 Trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5-9 years by year and de-identified community* in Eyre and Western region, South Australia, 2007 – 2013

Figure A.8 is a line graph illustrating the trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5 to 9 years in 5 de-identified communities in the Eye and Western region (South Australia) from 2007 to 2013. Trachoma prevalence was below 32% and the overall trend shows both low and high peaks over the years with no consistent trend.

* Where more than 10 children were screened

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Figure A.9 Trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5-9 years by year and de-identified community* in Goldfields region, Western Australia, 2013

Figure A.9 is a line graph illustrating the trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5 to 9 years in 16 de-identified communities in the Goldfields region (Western Australia) from 2007 to 2013. Trachoma prevalence was below 45% and the overall trend shows both low and high peaks over the years with a general downward trend from 2010 to 2013 of less than 30%.

* Where more than 10 children were screened

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Figure A.10 Trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5-9 years by year and de-identified community* in West Kimberly region, Western Australia, 2013

Figure A.10 is a line graph illustrating the trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5 to 9 years in 13 de-identified communities in the West Kimberly region (Western Australia) from 2007 to 2013. Trachoma prevalence was below 54% and the overall trend shows both low and high peaks over the years with a general downward trend from 2010 to 2013 to 16% or less.

* Where more than 10 children were screened

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Figure A.11 Trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5-9 years by year and de-identified community* in East Kimberly region, Western Australia, 2013

Figure A.11 is a line graph illustrating the trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5 to 9 years in 13 de-identified communities in the East Kimberly region (Western Australia) from 2007 to 2013. Trachoma prevalence was below 75% and the overall trend shows both low and high peaks over the years with a general downward trend from 2010 to 2013 to 20% or less.

* Where more than 10 children were screened

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Figure A.12 Trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5-9 years by year and de-identified community* in Midwest region, Western Australia, 2013

Figure A.12 is a line graph illustrating the trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5 to 9 years in 5 de-identified communities in the Midwest region (Western Australia) from 2007 to 2013. Trachoma prevalence was 50% or below and the overall trend shows both low and high peaks over the years with a general downward trend from 2010 to 2013 to 11% or less.

* Where more than 10 children were screened

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Figure A.13 Trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5-9 years by year and de-identified community* in Pilbara region, Western Australia, 2007 – 2013

Figure A.13 is a line graph illustrating the trachoma prevalence of screened children aged 5 to 9 years in 12 de-identified communities in the Pilbara region (Western Australia) from 2007 to 2013. Trachoma prevalence was 46% or below and the overall trend shows both low and high peaks over the years with a general downward trend from 2010 to 2012 and a slight increase in 2013 to 13% or less.

* Where more than 10 children were screened

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