Diabetes among First Nations children aged 0 – 19, per 100,000 Population, 2001 – 2003

Notes: Administrative databases were used from years 1980 to 2005, this population based study compared diabetes incidence, prevalence and mortality by year, age and sex between First Nations and non-First Nations children aged 0 to 19. Children with diabetes were identified using an algorithm based on National Diabetes Surveillance System (NDSS) case definitions and validated in adults. It has now been compared with other algorithms for diabetes diagnosis among children aged 0 to 19 and has been additionally validated in children in 2 other recent studies. This case definition requires 1 hospital discharge, 2 physician service claims or a physician service claim followed by a hospital discharge for diabetes.

Sources: Ministry of Health Databases