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4324.0.55.002 - Microdata: Australian Health Survey: Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/12/2013  First Issue
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This publication presents information about the Australian Health Survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in 2011-12. Specifically it contains information about the Australian Health Survey product that presents microdata from the National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NNPAS), 2011-12 component of the Australian Health Survey in the form of a TableBuilder dataset, a basic confidentialised unit record file (CURF) and an expanded confidentialised unit record file. The particular focus for the current TableBuilder dataset is on the Physical Activity component of the NNPAS. The basic CURF focusses on the Nutrition component. The expanded CURF includes detailed information on both the components, as well as biomedical information from the National Health Measures Survey (NHMS) of the AHS for NNPAS respondents who agreed to participate.

The aim of this publication is to assist users of the microdata to better understand both the nature of the survey and its potential and shortcomings in meeting their data needs. A list of output data items currently available for the TableBuilder and the CURFs can be found in the Downloads tab of this publication.

Information about the design and conduct of the Australian Health Survey in general is also presented.


The following microdata products are currently available from this survey:

To apply for TableBuilder access Log in to the ABS Registration Centre. Further information on access steps can be found on the ABS Registration Centre How to register webpage.
To apply for CURF access register and apply in MiCRO. Further information on access steps can be found in How to Apply for Microdata.

Information on additional products to be released can be found on the Release Schedule page in 4363.0.55.001 - Australian Health Survey: Users' Guide, 2011-13.


Further information about the survey and the microdata products can be found in this product:
  • Detailed lists of data items for the TableBuilder and the CURFs are available on the Downloads tab.
  • The Quality Declaration can be found in the Explanatory Notes tab.
  • Other related products can be found on the Related Information tab.


For support in the use of the microdata products, please contact Microdata Access Strategies on 02 6252 7714 or via


Data obtained in the survey but not presented in the microdata may be available from the ABS, on request, as statistics in tabulated form.

Subject to confidentiality and sampling variability constraints, special tabulations can be produced incorporating data items, populations and geographic areas selected to meet individual requirements. These are available on request, on a fee for service basis. Contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or for further information.

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