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1345.4 - SA Stats, May 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/05/2007   
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This month's articles present data from the latest National Health Survey (NHS) conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) from August 2004 to June 2005 as well as data from the 2005–06 Multi-Purpose Household Survey relating to the Household Use of Information Technology. The first article, the fourth and final of a series on the health of South Australians, focuses on the height and body mass index of adults living in South Australia (SA) in 2004-05. The second article focuses on household use of the Internet in South Australia in 2005–06.

Key points from the Health of South Australians - Body Mass article:
  • The prevalence of overweight or obese adults in South Australia has been increasing from 41% in 1995 to 50% in 2004–05.
  • South Australians aged 55 to 64 years reported the highest proportion of overweight or obese people (60%).
  • Of adults living in households ranked as the most disadvantaged (according to the Socio Economic Index for Areas), 22% of the population were obese.

In the article, Health of South Australians - Body Mass data have been rounded. Other Explanatory Notes are not included in SA Stats in the form found in other ABS publications. Readers are directed to the Explanatory Notes contained in related ABS publications referenced in the feature article.

Key points from the Household Use of the Internet in South Australia article:
  • Access to the Internet in South Australia increased from 12% in 1998 to 56% in 2005–06.
  • South Australians who have access to a home computer increased from 41% in 1998 to 67% in 2005–06.
  • The most common main purpose for using the Internet at home in South Australia was for private or personal use.
  • The percentage of South Australian households with broadband only Internet access was 36% in 2005-06, lower than the national average of 47%.
  • In metropolitan South Australia, 39% of households' only Internet access was broadband compared to the Australian average of 53%.

In the article, Household Use of the Internet in South Australia data have been rounded. Other Explanatory Notes are not included in SA Stats in the form found in other ABS publications. Readers are directed to the Explanatory Notes contained in related ABS publications referenced in the feature article.

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