Vaccine preventable diseases and vaccination coverage in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Australia 2006–2010

Appendix D: Summary of hospitalisations and deaths in Australia, for vaccine preventable diseases, 2005 to 2010, by Indigenous status

Page last updated: 19 December 2013

Appendix D: Summary of hospitalisations and deaths in Australia, for vaccine preventable diseases, 2005 to 2010, by Indigenous status
Disease* Indigenous status >Hospitalisations (July 2005–June 2010) Deaths§
(2006–2010)
n
n Rate Rate ratio

* Hib disease is excluded because there is no type-specific code for hospitalisation. The code for Haemophilus meningitis was used as proxy to identify deaths recorded during the period between 2006 and 2010. There were no deaths due to Haemophilus meningitis.

† Hospitalisations (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia only) where the date of separation was between 1 July 2005 and 30 June 2010.

‡ Rates are per 100,000 population for all ages combined, age-standardised to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Australian population estimates for 2006.

§ Underlying cause of death, recorded in New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia only, from 2006 to 2010.

|| Rates not standardised due to low number of Indigenous cases as recommended by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.154

Diphtheria||
Indigenous
47
1.9
33.5
0
Other
55
0.1
1–4
Hepatitis A
Indigenous
48
1.6
1.6
0
Other
1,031
1.0
6
Hepatitis B
Indigenous
31
1.6
2.2
6–9
Other
680
0.7
23–26
Influenza
Indigenous
2,245
97.2
4.6
14
Other
20,753
21.0
221
Influenza and pneumonia
Indigenous
29,734
1,604.2
3.0
183
Other
532,439
527.2
7,696
Measles||
Indigenous
6
0.2
1.8
0
Other
133
0.1
1–4
Meningococcal disease
Indigenous
189
4.5
2.2
2–8
Other
2,041
2.1
34–40
Mumps||
Indigenous
43
1.7
5.1
0
Other
329
0.3
1–4
Pertussis
Indigenous
362
10.0
2.9
1–4
Other
3,410
3.5
6–9
Invasive pneumococcal disease
Indigenous
397
18.9
6.0
3–12
Other
3,218
3.2
37–46
Poliomyelitis||
Indigenous
1
0.04
0.7
0
Other
22
0.06
0
Rotavirus
Indigenous
1,487
32.1
2.6
0
Other
11,772
12.5
1–4
Rubella||
Indigenous
6
0.2
1.8
0
Other
134
0.1
0
Tetanus||
Indigenous
2
0.08
0.9
0
Other
85
0.09
1–4
Varicella
Indigenous
279
8.5
1.7
0
Other
4,883
5.0
20
Zoster
Indigenous
376
26.0
1.1
1–4
Other
25,231
23.8
1.1
71–74