ABS to release Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander data

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MEDIA ALERT
31 October 2016
Embargo: 11:30 am (Canberra Time)
114/2016

ABS to release Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander data

The latest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nutritional data, including data about added sugar intake will be released on Wednesday 2 November by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Consumption of Food Groups from the Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2012-13 (cat. no. 4727.0.55.008) and Consumption of Added Sugars, 2012-13 (cat. no. 4727.0.55.009) use data from the 2012-13 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NATSINPAS).
    The first publication (cat. no. 4727.0.55.008) analyses Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ consumption of the five food groups, water and unsaturated spreads and oils. It also includes information on the types of foods and beverages contributing to these food groups.
      The second publication (cat. no. 4727.0.55.009) reports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ intakes of added sugars and types of foods and beverages contributing the added sugars. It also includes comparisons with the World Health Organization (WHO) 2015 guideline on sugars consumption which makes recommendations about the amount of energy from ‘free sugars’, which is a broader definition of added sugar that counts the sugar in fruit juice and honey.

      Both publications include comparisons by remoteness and with the non-Indigenous population.

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