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Topics @ a Glance - Health
Statistical Releases

Statistical information on health is included in many publications available from the ABS. Major health publications and products include:

National Health Survey: Summary of Results, Australia, 2007-08 (Reissue) (cat. no. 4364.0)

National Health Survey: Summary of Results, State Tables, 2007-08 (Reissue) (cat. no. 4362.0)

National Health Survey - Confidentialised Unit Record Files, 2007-08, Basic and Expanded

National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 2007 (cat. no. 4326.0)

National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, Basic and Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record Files, 2007 ( cat. no. 4326.0.30.001)

A series of brief topic-based articles using 2004-05 NHS and other data, known as snapshots, covers the following topics:

Cardiovascular disease
Mental health
Musculoskeletal conditions
Alcohol consumption
Physical activity
Tobacco smoking
Private health insurance
Household expenditure on health
Selected health occupations
Self-assessed health
Health of children
Health of mature age workers in Australia
Health of older people
Changes in health

There are a number of other health related publications which have been released. The latest releases include:

Apparent Consumption of Alcohol, Australia, 2007-08 (cat. no. 4307.0.55.001)
Causes of Death, Australia, 2007 (cat. no. 3303.0)
Overweight and Obesity in Adults, Australia, 2004–05 (cat. no. 4719.0)
Suicides, Australia, 2005 (cat. no. 3309.0)
Private Hospitals, Australia, 2005-06 (cat. no. 4390.0)
Disability, Ageing and Carers: Summary of Findings, Australia, 2003 (cat. no. 4430.0)
National Nutrition Survey: Selected Highlights, Australia, 1995 (cat. no. 4802.0)

For a more comprehensive list visit
Statistics by Topic: Health

Commonwealth of Australia 2008

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