4324.0.55.002 - Microdata: Australian Health Survey: Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
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SURVEY METHODOLOGY

The National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NNPAS) 2011-12, is a component survey of the broader 2011-12 Australian Health Survey (AHS). The last National Nutrition Survey was conducted in 1995 as a joint project between the ABS and the then Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services. The Physical Activity component of the NNPAS (which includes sedentary behaviours and pedometer steps) has not previously been collected in its current form.

The NNPAS was conducted between 29 May 2011 and 9 June 2012 in around 9,500 private dwellings selected throughout non-very remote areas of Australia. In each selected household, general demographic information (including age, sex, marital status and country of birth) was collected on all persons, and detailed information was collected from one adult and one child aged 2-17 years. A total of 12,153 persons participated in the survey.

Detailed information on the design and operation of the National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey, 2011-12 can be found in the Survey Design and Operation chapter of the Australian Health Survey: Users’ Guide, 2011-13 (cat. no. 4363.0.55.001).