4363.0.55.001 - Australian Health Survey: Users' Guide, 2011-13  
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Micrograms per Litre
µmol/LMicromoles per Litre
AATSIHSAustralian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey
ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
ACRAlbumin creatinine ratio
AHSAustralian Health Survey
AIAdequate Intake
ALTAlanine aminotransferase
AMDRAcceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range
AMPMAutomated Multiple-Pass Method
ANCNPASAustralian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey
ANZSCOAustralian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
ANZSIC Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification
Apo BApolipoprotein B
ARA Any responsible adult
ASCCEGAustralian Standard Classification of Cultural and Ethnic Groups
ASCED Australian Standard Classification of Education
ASCL Australian Standard Classification of Languages
ASGC Australian Standard Geographical Classification
ASGSAustralian Statistical Geography Standard
B12Vitamin B12
BMI Body Mass Index
BMRBasal Metabolic Rate
CAI Computer assisted interviewing
CAPIComputer assisted personal interviewing
CATIComputer assisted telephone interviewing
CD Collection district
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CKDChronic kidney disease
CRB Collector record book
CRPC-Reactive Protein
CSIROCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
CVCoefficient of variation
CVDCardiovascular disease
DECDepartmental Ethics Committee
DoHA Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
DVA Australian Government Department of Veterans Affairs
EAREstimated Average Requirement
EDTAEthylene Diamine Tetra-acetic Acid
eGFREstimated Glomerular Filtration Rate
EIEnergy Intake
FSANZFood Standards Australia New Zealand
GGTGamma-glutamyl transferase
GISCA National Centre for Social Applications of GIS, University of Adelaide
g/LGrams per Litre
GP General Medical Practitioner
HbA1cGlycated haemoglobin
HBSCHealth Behaviours in School Children
HDLHigh-density lipoprotein cholesterol
HIESHousehold Income and Expenditure Survey
HSL High sugar level in blood and/or urine
ICD-10 International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision
ICPMSInductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
IMVSInstitute of Medical and Veterinary Science
IQCInternal Quality Control
KPotassium concentration
K10 Kessler Psychological Distress Scale
KPIKey Performance Indicator
LC-MS/MSLiquid Chromatography with tandem Mass Spectrometry
LDLLow-density lipoprotein cholesterol
LERLow Energy Reporters
LGA Local government area
METMetabolic Equivalent of Task
mg/LMilligrams per Litre
mg/mmolMilligrams per Millimole
mL/minMillilitres per Minute
mmHgMillimetres of mercury
mmol/LMillimoles per Litre
mmol/molMillimoles per mole
MoEMargin of Error
MUICMedian Urinary Iodine Concentration
NaSodium concentration
NATANational Association of Testing Authorities
NATSIHMSNational Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Measures Survey
NATSIHSNational Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey
NATSINPASNational Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey
NCINational Cancer Institute
necNot elsewhere classified
nfdNot further defined
NHDD National Health Data Dictionary
NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council
NHMSNational Health Measures Survey
NHPA National Health Priority Area
NHS National Health Survey
NIHNational Institute of Health
NISTNational Institute for Standards and Technology
nmol/LNanomoles per Litre
NNPASNational Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey
NNS National Nutrition Survey
NRVNutrient Reference Values
NTD Neural Tube Defect
NZANSNew Zealand Adult Nutrition Survey
ODSOffice of Dietary Supplements
OHP Other health professional
PAL Primary approach letter
PIPSPost Interview Processing System
pmol/LPicomoles per Litre
QCQuality Control
RADL Remote Access Data Laboratory
RCFRed Cell Folate
RCPARoyal College of Pathologists of Australasia
RDIRecommended Dietary Intake
RSERelative standard error
SACC Standard Australian Classification of Countries
SDStandard deviation
SDTSuggested Dietary Target
SE Standard error
SEIFA Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas
SLA Statistical local area
SOPStandard Operating Procedure
SSTSerum separating tube
sTfRSoluble Transferrin Receptor
TATTurnaround Time
ULUpper Level of Intake
U/LUnits per Litre
USDAUnited States Department of Agriculture
VDSPVitamin D Standardization Program
VHMVictorian Health Monitor
WHO World Health Organization