NATIONAL HEALTH SURVEYS
Data in this chapter are obtained from the most up-to-date sources available, including information on the health status of Australians collected in the 2001 National Health Survey (NHS), conducted by the ABS, and data from the ABS Causes of Death Collection. Previous health surveys were conducted in 1989-90 and 1995.
Data from the 2001 NHS in this chapter are presented using the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision (ICD-10). Comparisons between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations are presented after adjusting for their differing age structures.