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SA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Although topics covered by SERCIS vary from survey to survey, a common list of topics and data items follows:
Demographic data items:
Marital status, level of education, work status, age, Aboriginal status, occupation, sex, income, household members (under 18), household members (over 18).
Health data items:
Health service use, health instruments, chronic disease, injury, diet and nutrition, immunisation, alcohol consumption, body mass index (height and weight), child abuse/neglect, child health, physical activity, smoking, abuse/assault (emotional, physical, sexual), child activities/practices/diet, crime, domestic violence, exercise, immunisation.
Geographic coverage varies according to the requirements of the individual survey. SERCIS is capable of surveying populations nationally, within South Australia, within a selection of Australian states and territories, or within particular regions of South Australia.
AVAILABILITY OF DATA AND PUBLICATIONS
The PROS unit publishes a summary report for each SERCIS survey. Included in this report are the results of the survey, a summary of the main findings, background information on the survey topic and survey methodology, and information on the demographic characteristics of respondents.
During analysis, the survey data are weighted to the sex, age and geographical area profile of the population of interest and the probability of selection within a household so that the survey findings are applicable to that population as a whole. The most recent Australian Bureau of Statistics Estimated Residential Population data are used for the weighting process.
A listing of SERCIS reports and publications can be found on the Population Research and Outcome Studies Unit website.
Population Research and Outcome Studies Unit
Ph: 08 8313 1211
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