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Health conditions

The proportion of Indigenous Australians with excellent or very good self-assessed health increased from 41% in 2001 to 45% in 2018–19
24% of Indigenous Australians had been diagnosed with a mental or behavioural condition in 2018–19
15% of Indigenous Australians had cardiovascular disease as a long-term condition in 2018–19

Wayne Quilliam Photography

Overview

This section provides an overview of the self-assessed health status and the main causes of ill health among Indigenous Australians.

You can also find regional statistics in the Regional overview dashboard; search for your community and select the relevant topic.

Key facts
38%

of Indigenous Australians had eye or sight problems in 2018–19

29%

of Indigenous Australians had a long-term respiratory condition in 2018–19

14%

of Indigenous Australians had ear or hearing problems in 2018–19

8%

of Indigenous Australians had diabetes or high blood sugar in 2018–19

Indigenous Australians with current long-term health conditions, 2018−19
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