DATA ITEM LIST
DATA ITEM LIST FOR SURVEY TABLEBUILDER
The Survey TableBuilder Data Item List shows the items available for use and shows what each variable value indicates in the data.
Each sheet of the Data Item List indicates a level of data (Household, Persons in Household, Conditions) or a grouping of like data about a selected person (Demographics, Education, Employment, Health, Risk Factors, Physical Measurements, Alcohol).
A glossary of definitions for the data items can be found in the Explanatory Notes of Australian Health Survey: Users' Guide, 2011-13 (cat. no. 4363.0.55.001).
For confidentiality and/or usability reasons some data item values have been collapsed and/or restricted for use on the Survey TableBuilder.
There is a weight variable on each level of the NHS file on the Survey TableBuilder. They can be found under the 'Summation Options' heading and are called the following:
Household Level - Number of Household level - Benchmarked
All Persons in Household Level - Number of All Persons in household level
(Selected) Person Level - Number of Person level - Benchmarked
Alcohol Day Level - Number of Alcohol Day level
Alcohol Type level - Number of Alcohol Type level
Conditions Level - Number of Condition level
The default weight used by Survey TableBuilder is the Person Weight - Number of Person level. Please ensure that this is the weight that you require before running the table. For example, if you are attempting to run a Household level table to count Households, then ensure that the summation option (weight) has been changed to Number of Household level first.
The Household Weight was benchmarked to the Household Level while the Person Weight was benchmarked to the (Selected) Person level. When using a Weight/Summation from a level that is different to that of the variables in the table please be careful in interpreting the results.
For example, a table that uses the 'Number of Condition level' weight will not show the number of persons in a cell but rather the number of conditions.
This page last updated 24 January 2013