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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/07/2007   
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Contents >> Health >> Health-related actions

The 2004-05 National Health Survey asked respondents a number of questions relating to their health-related actions during the two weeks prior to the survey. In Tasmania the most common of these were:

  • Consultation with a GP - 24.1% of all respondents
  • Consultation with other health professional - 12.1% of all respondents
  • Had day away from work or school – 6.9% of all respondents
  • Dental consultation – 5.4% of all respondents

HEALTH-RELATED ACTION TAKEN(a), Tasmania, 2004-05

Persons

Males
Females
Proportion
Numbers
%
%
%
'000

Hospital in-patient episode (b)
1.3
1.7
1.5
7.1
Visit to casualty/emergency
1.1*
1.1*
1.1
5.4
Visited outpatients
2.8
1.7
2.2
10.6
Visit to day clinic
2.8
2.8
2.8
13.1
Doctor consultation (GP or specialist)
21.0
27.1
24.1
114.0
Dental consultation
5.5
5.3
5.4
25.8
Consultation with other health professional
9.5
14.8
12.1
57.6
Had days away from work or study
7.1
6.6
6.9
32.5
Had other days of reduced activity
11.0
13.4
12.2
57.8
Total persons taking action(c)
36.9
46.1
41.6
196.9
No action taken(d)
63.1
53.9
58.4
277.0
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0
473.9

* Estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be treated with caution.
(b) Discharged from a stay in hospital in the 2 weeks prior to interview.
(c) Persons may have taken more than one type of action during the two weeks prior to interview and therefore components do not add to totals.
(d) Took none of the actions covered in this survey.
Source: National Health Survey: Summary of Results; State Tables, 2004-05 (Cat. No. 4362.0).


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