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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002   
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Contents >> Health >> Health-related actions

In Tasmania in 2001, 462,500 health related actions were taken in the two weeks prior to interview, according to the 2001 ABS National Health Survey.

The most common action taken was a consultation with a doctor (GP or specialist, 108,900 persons), with another 56,800 consulting with other health professionals. The most common health professional consulted was a chemist (16,700 Tasmanians), followed by a physiotherapist or hydrotherapist (8,600), then a nurse (7,200).

In 2001, 31,900 of Tasmanians had at least 1 day away from work or school, and another 51,000 had other days of reduced activity.


HEALTH-RELATED ACTION TAKEN(a), Tasmania - 2001

Persons

Males
Females
Proportion
Numbers

%
%
%
'000

Hospital in-patient episode
**0.4
*0.7
*0.5
*2.5
Visit to casualty/emergency
*1.0
*0.5
*0.7
*3.5
Visited outpatients
*1.1
*1.3
1.2
5.7
Visit to day clinic
2.2
2.6
2.4
11.0
Doctor consultation (GP or specialist)
19.0
28.0
23.5
108.9
Dental consultation
3.9
6.2
5.1
23.5
Consultation with other health professional
10.7
13.9
12.3
56.8
Had days away from work or study(b)
6.7
7.1
6.9
31.9
Had other days of reduced activity
9.5
12.6
11.0
51.0
None of the above actions
66.1
54.1
60.0
277.6
Total(c)
100.0
100.0
100.0
462.5

* estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
(a) Action taken in 2 weeks prior to interview.
(b) Days away due to own illness/injury only.
(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.

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


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