4363.0.55.002 - National Health Survey and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey 2004/5: Data Reference Package, 2004-05  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/02/2006   
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NOTE: The NHS and NATSIHS (non-remote) Questionnaire 2004-05 pdf has been updated on 4 December 2006.


In 2004/5 the ABS conducted the fourth in the series of National Health Surveys (NHS), designed to obtain national benchmark information on a range of health related issues, and to enable trends in health to be monitored over time.

The 2004/5 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS) was conducted in parallel with the NHS. This is the most extensive survey to date of the health of Indigenous Australians conducted by the ABS. Previous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health surveys were conducted as components of the NHS rather than separate surveys.

While the NHS and NATSIHS were separate surveys, they in part shared a common survey instrument, and were designed to produce a common core data set, to enable comparisons of Indigenous and non-Indigenous key health indicators.

This product contains a copy of the questionnaires used in both surveys, together with associated prompt cards, and a listing of all output data items available from both surveys. This package is intended to assist users of the data in making the best use of results from both surveys, and should be used in conjunction with the Users' Guide publications.
National Health Survey 2004-05 : Users Guide (cat no. 4363.0.55.001) to be released for the NHS in March 2006
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey 2004-05 : Users' Guide (cat no. 4715.0.55.004 ) to be released in April 2006

Summary results from the surveys will be contained in
National Health Survey 2004-05 : Summary of Results, Australia (cat no. 4364.0), to be released in February 2006; and
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey 2004-05 : Summary of Results, Australia (cat. no. 4715.0).to be released in March 2006.

Further information about the release of results from both surveys is available from this website.

Dennis Trewin
Australian Statistician

CONTENTS (available from the Details Tab)

1. Combined NHS and NATSIHS list of output data items
2. NHS and non-remote NATSIHS questionnaire
3. Prompt cards (used with NHS and non-remote NATSIHS questionnaire)
4. NATSIHS substance abuse questionnaire
5. NATSIHS womens' health questionnaire
6. NATSIHS remote questionnaire
7. Prompt cards (used with NATSIHS remote questionnaire)