4363.0 - National Health Survey: Users' Guide, 2017-18  
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Health Literacy Survey

This chapter provides information about the Health Literacy Survey (HLS). HLS data is included as part of the National Health Survey 2017-18 microdata.

The HLS was conducted by the ABS in 2018. The sample for the HLS was drawn from respondents aged 18 years and over who had already participated in the 2017-18 National Health Survey and agreed to be contacted for further ABS surveys. The HLS was conducted from January 2018 to August 2018 with a sample of 7,224 adults. Of that, there were 5,790 fully responding adults.

The demographic and health-related information available through the HLS is the same as that collected through the National Health Survey, and these items are described in other chapters of this Users Guide.