ANDIAB2 2010: Quality Assurance of Patient Practices and Diabetes Centre Care

Lifestyle Issues Data

Page last updated: 16 May 2012

Table 3 lists Lifestyle Issues data. Overall 13.3% of Yes/No respondents were current smokers, and 73.5% {76.2% of Yes/No respondents} reported they had ‘Tried to Stop Smoking’.

Adequacy of Physical Activity [with only 44.0% adjudged as ‘sufficient’] was ascertained using the following definition [See Appendices > ANDIAB2 Data Definitions > for all data definitions].

Physical Activity

  • Does the patient undertake sufficient Physical Activity?
  • Record as Sufficient / Insufficient / Sedentary

*Sufficient physical activity for health benefit for a usual 7-day period is calculated by - summing the total minutes of walking, moderate and/or vigorous physical activity. Vigorous physical activity is weighted by a factor of two to account for its greater intensity. Total minutes for health benefit need to be equal to or more than 150 minutes per week.
*Insufficient physical activity for health benefit is where the sum of the total minutes of walking, moderate and/or vigorous physical activity for a usual 7-day period is less than 150 minutes but more than 0 minutes.
*Sedentary is where there has been no moderate and/or vigorous physical activity during a usual 7-day period. The National Physical Activity Guidelines for Australians describes Moderate-intensity physical activity as causing a slight but noticeable, increase in breathing and heart rate and suggests that the person should be able to comfortably talk but not sing. Vigorous physical activity is described as activity, which causes the person to ‘huff and puff’, and where talking in a full sentence between breaths is difficult.

Table 3 Lifestyle Issues

Category
2005 - n
2005 - %
2005 Exc
Missing
2010 - n
2010 - %
2010 Exc
Missing
Smoker - Current
275
19.6%
187.1%
275
12.9%
13.3%
Smoker - Past
Not Collected
777
36.5%
37.5%
Smoker - Never
Not Collected
1021
47.9%
49.3%
Smoker tried to stop*
202
73.5%
202
73.5%
76.2%
Physical Activity - Sufficient
937
66.7%
67.4%
937
44.0%
45.8%
Physical Activity - Insufficient
787
56.0%
56.6%
787
36.9%
38.4%
Physical Activity - Sedentary
324
23.1%
23.3%
324
15.2%
15.8%
Vaccination Flu
1279
91.0%
91.4%
1279
60.0%
63.4%
Vaccination Pneumococcal
439
31.2%
31.6%
439
20.6%
31.6%
٭only patients who are current smokers

Further analysis of reported Vaccinations indicated 60.0% have had a Flu Vaccination and 20.6% have had a Pneumococcal Vaccination.
Tables 4a & 4b, indicate that the percentage of the Age Groups having Flu Vaccination increased from 34.7-41.9% under 40, to 55.3% aged 40-59 and 75.3% over age 60.
For Pneumococcal Vaccination, numbers were smaller and the relative age group population figures were highest for 60+, and substantially lower for 40-59 years and younger.

Table 4[a] Vaccination - Influenza past 12 months by Age Group

Age GroupInfluenza2005 – n=2005 - % of Age Group2010 – n =2010 - % of Age Group
<20Yes624.0%3534.7%
20-39Yes5021.0%17141.9%
40-59Yes19340.5%39655.3%
60+Yes47074.5%67275.3%

Table 4[b] Vaccination - Pneumococcal past 12 months by Age Group

Age GroupPneumococcal2005 – n=2005 - % of Age Group2010 – n =2010 - % of Age Group
<20Yes28.0%87.9%
20-39Yes104.2%368.8%
40-59Yes357.3%10014.0%
60+Yes18128.7%29332.8%

Looking at these data by Diabetes Type, [Tables 4c & 4d], 50.3% of Type 1 and 65.4% of Type 2 individuals had a Flu Vaccination with a Mean age of 41.2 and 63.7 years respectively.
For Pneumococcal Vaccination, figures were 11.6% and 25.0% at Mean ages of 44.0 and 66.9 years for Type 1 and Type 2 respectively.

Table 4[c] Vaccination – Influenza by Diabetes Type

DM Type
Influenza
N=
2005
% who responded
Mean SD
Age
n =
2010
% who responded
Mean SD
Age
Type 1Yes9844.7%46.2 17.629550.3%41.2 16.8
Type 2Yes62458.2%65.3 11.193965.4%63.7 11.6

Table 4[d] Vaccination - Pneumococcal by Diabetes Type

DM Type
Pneumococcal
N=
2005
% who responded
Mean SD
Age
n =
2010
% who responded
Mean SD
Age
Type 1Yes2411.0%44.9 19.96811.6%44.0 17.4
Type 2Yes20519.1%69.1 9.935925.0%66.9 10.7
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