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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2003   
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In the two weeks prior to being interviewed for the 2001 National Health Survey, an estimated 40.0% of Tasmanians took at least one health related action. Some 23.5% consulted a doctor, the most common action reported, while 12.3% consulted a health professional other than a doctor or dentist.

Health problems were responsible for 6.9% of Tasmanians being away from work or study. Health problems also caused other days of reduced activity for 11.0% of people in the state.


ACTIONS TAKEN FOR HEALTH, Tasmania(a) - 2001

Greater Hobart

Rest of state

Tasmania


Type of action

%

%

'000

%

Hospital inpatient episode(b)
np
np
*2.5
*0.5
Visited casualty/emergency
np
np
*3.5
*0.7
Visited outpatients
*0.9
1.5
5.7
1.2
Visited day clinic
2.3
2.4
11.0
2.4
Consulted doctor(c)
23.6
23.5
108.9
23.5
Consulted dentist
4.2
5.7
23.5
5.1
Consulted other health professional
11.3
13.0
56.8
12.3
Days away from work or study
6.2
7.4
31.9
6.9
Other days of reduced activity
11.6
10.6
51.0
11.0
None of the above
60.2
59.9
277.6
60.0
Total(d)
100.0
100.0
462.5
100.0

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable
*estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution. Data is subject to sampling variability too high for most practical purposes.
(a) Actions taken in the two weeks prior to interview.
(b) Persons discharged from hospital in the two weeks prior to the interview.
(c) Includes general practitioners and specialists.
(d) Persons may have reported more than one type of action and therefore components may not add up to totals.

Source: ABS data available on request, 2001 National Health Survey.


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