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Definition

Prevalence of hearing loss and otitis media in children

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of children aged 0–14 years with hearing loss or otitis media
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Denominator
Population aged 0–14 years
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Computation

Hearing loss measured in three different aggregations of long-term conditions:

  1. Complete and partial deafness
  2. Complete and partial deafness and otitis media
  3. All diseases of the ear and mastoid

Rates are directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

Presented per 1,000 population.

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Disaggregation

State and territory, by condition:

  • age group
  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles.

Nationally, by SEIFA IRSD deciles

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Hearing loss measured in three different aggregations of long-term conditions:

  1. Complete and partial deafness
  2. Complete and partial deafness and otitis media
  3. All diseases of the ear and mastoid

Rates are directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

Presented per 1,000 population.

Numerators
Number of children aged 0–14 years with hearing loss or otitis media
Denominators
Population aged 0–14 years
Disaggregation

State and territory, by condition:

  • age group
  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles.

Nationally, by SEIFA IRSD deciles

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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