1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW (Newsletter), Sep 2004  
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INDIGENOUS

The ABS will conduct a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS) between August 2004 and June 2005. NATSIHS is expected to be run every six years to coincide with every second National Health Survey (NHS). The survey will focus on health service use (e.g. doctor, dentist, hospital and other health professional consultations), health risk factors (e.g. dietary behaviours and smoking) and health status indicators (e.g. asthma, cancer and diabetes). Results are expected to be available from early 2006. For more information contact Katrina Poyser on (02) 6252 5781, email katrina.poyser@abs.gov.au.