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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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In the two weeks prior to being interviewed for the 2004-05 National Health Survey, an estimated 41.6% of Tasmanians took at least one health related action. Some 24.1% consulted a doctor, the most common action reported, while 12.1% 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 12.2% of people in the state.

ACTIONS TAKEN FOR HEALTH, Tasmania(a), 2004-05

Greater Hobart

Rest of state


Tasmania

Type of action

%

%

'000

%

Hospital inpatient episode(b)
*0.7
2.1
7.1
1.5
Visited casualty/emergency
*1.2
*1.1
5.4
1.1
Visited outpatients
*1.1
3.1
10.6
2.2
Visited day clinic
3.8
2.0
13.1
2.8
Consulted doctor(c)
23.3
24.6
114.0
24.1
Consulted dentist
5.6
5.3
25.8
5.4
Consulted other health professional
14.6
10.4
57.6
12.1
Days away from work or study
7.9
6.1
32.5
6.9
Other days of reduced activity
12.8
11.8
57.8
12.2
None of the above
56.9
59.6
277.0
58.4
Total(d)
100.0
100.0
473.9
100.0

*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, 2004-05 National Health Survey.



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