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4715.0.55.003 - 2001 National Health Survey: Output Data Items (Indigenous), 2002  
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6. HEALTH INSURANCE/HEALTH CARDS

LABEL: Whether currently covered by private health insurance
POPULATION: Persons aged 15 years and over
SAS NAME: Q751
ITEM NUMBER: 101
REMOTE/NON-REMOTE RELEASE: Non-remote only
COMMENTS: Q751
CATEGORIES:
1: With private health insurance
2: Without private health insurance
9: Not known

LABEL: Type of private health insurance membership
POPULATION: Persons aged 15 years and over
SAS NAME: TYPINMEM
ITEM NUMBER: 102
REMOTE/NON-REMOTE RELEASE: Non-remote only
COMMENTS: Derived item
CATEGORIES:
1: Family
2: Couple
3: Sole parent
4: Single
5: Without private health insurance
9: Not known if has private health insurance

LABEL: Type of private health insurance cover
POPULATION: Persons aged 15 years and over
SAS NAME: TYPINCOV
ITEM NUMBER: 103
REMOTE/NON-REMOTE RELEASE: Non-remote only
COMMENTS: Derived item
CATEGORIES:
1: Hospital cover only
2: Ancillary cover only
3: Both hospital and ancillary cover
4: Insured but type of cover not known
5: Without private health insurance
9: Not known if has private health insurance

LABEL: Reasons for private health insurance cover
POPULATION: Persons aged 15 years and over covered by private health insurance
SAS NAME: REAINCO
ITEM NUMBER: 104
REMOTE/NON-REMOTE RELEASE: Non-remote only
COMMENTS: Multiple categories may apply; from Question 754
CATEGORIES:
01: Security/protection peace of mind
02: Lifetime cover/avoid age surcharge
03: Choice of doctor
04: Allow treatment as private patient in hospital
05: Provides benefits for ancillary services/extras
06: Shorter wait for treatment/concern over public hospital waiting lists
07: Always had it/parent pay it/condition of job
08: To gain government benefits/avoid extra Medicare levy
09: Other financial reasons
10: Has condition that requires treatment
11: Elderly/ getting older/ likely to need treatment
12: Other reason

LABEL: Length of private health insurance coverage
POPULATION: Persons aged 15 years and over covered by private health insurance
SAS NAME: TIMINCOV
ITEM NUMBER: 105
REMOTE/NON-REMOTE RELEASE: Non-remote only
COMMENTS: Q755
CATEGORIES:
1: Less than 1 year
2: 1 year to < 2 years
3: 2 years to < 5 years
4: 5 years or more

LABEL: Reasons not covered by private health insurance
POPULATION: Persons aged 15 years and over NOT covered by private health insurance
SAS NAME: RNOTCOV (A-K)
ITEM NUMBER: 106
REMOTE/NON-REMOTE RELEASE: Non-remote only
COMMENTS: Multiple categories may apply; from Question 756
CATEGORIES:
01: Can't afford it/too expensive
02: High risk category
03: Lack of value for money/not worth it
04: Medicare cover sufficient
05: Don't need medical care/in good health/have no dependents
06: Won't pay Medicare levy and private health insurance premium
07: Disillusionment about having to pay out of pocket costs/gap fees
08: Prepared to pay cost of private treatment from own resources
09: Pensioner/veteran''s affairs/health concession card
10: Not high priority/previously included in parent cover
11: Other

LABEL: Whether has a Veteran Affairs treatment entitlement card
POPULATION: Persons aged 15 years and over
SAS NAME: WTHDVACD
ITEM NUMBER: 107
REMOTE/NON-REMOTE RELEASE: Non-remote only
COMMENTS: Derived item
CATEGORIES:
1: Has white DVA card
2: Has gold DVA card
3: Has other DVA card
4: Does not have DVA card
9: Not known if has DVA card

LABEL: Type of government concession/entitlement cards
POPULATION: Persons aged 15 years and over
SAS NAME: TGOVCAR
ITEM NUMBER: 108
REMOTE/NON-REMOTE RELEASE: Non-remote only
COMMENTS: Derived item Multiple categories may apply
CATEGORIES:
1: Has a Health care card
2: Has a Pensioner concession card
3: Has a C'Wealth seniors health card
4: Has a DVA card
5: Not known if has a DVA card
6: Has none of the above cards

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