|Page tools: Print Page Print All|
DataLab test file
Two test files have been created to enable researchers and analysts to become more familiar with the data structure and prepare code and programs before applying for or beginning a DataLab session.
The test files do not contain real data, and cannot be used for analysis. They mimic the structure of the detailed microdata in that they have the same data items and allowed values.
A Selected Person level and Household level test file are available as free downloads from the Downloads section.
Counts and weights
The following table shows the number of records on each level and the weighted counts, where applicable.
There are three weight variables on the detailed microdata files:
The weighted counts for the selected person and the hearing level are the same. This is because only a maximum of one hearing test was counted for each person. However, the hearing weight must be used whenever an item is used from the hearing level. If the correct weight is not used, the errors associated with the data will be incorrect.
There is no weight associated with the other levels. This is because the records are repeated for each person. If, for example, FINPERWT is merged onto the Conditions level, it will be attached to each condition record and therefore be repeated for each person where they have more than one condition.
Every record on each level of the file is uniquely identified. The identifiers ABSHIDD, ABSPID, ABSDID, ABSTID, ABSCID, ABSMID, ABSBID and ABSXID appear on all levels of the file. Where the information for the identifier is not relevant for a level, it has a value of 0. See the data item list for details on which identifier equates to which level.
Each household has a unique thirteen digit random identifier, ABSHIDD. This identifier appears on the household level and is repeated on each level on each record pertaining to that household. The combination of identifiers uniquely identifies a record at a particular level as shown below:
1. Household = ABSHIDD
2. Selected person = ABSHIDD + ABSPID
3. Alcohol - Day consumed = ABSHIDD + ABSPID + ABSDID
4. Alcohol - Type consumed = ABSHIDD + ABSPID + ABSDID + ABSTID
5. Binge - Type consumed = ABSHIDD + ABSPID + ABSBID
6. Conditions = ABSHIDD + ABSPID + ABSCID
7. Medications = ABSHIDD + ABSPID + ABSMID
8. Hearing = ABSHIDD + ABSPID + ABSXID
The household record identifier, ABSHIDD, assists with linking people from the same household, and also with household characteristics such as geography (located on the household level) to the person records.
These documents will be presented in a new window.
4715.0.55.001 - Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Australia, 2018-19 Quality Declaration
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/12/2019