4704.0 - The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2005  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2005   
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Criteria used in non-remote areas (Computer-assisted interview)Criteria use in remote areas (Pen and paper interview)

Common criteria

Sight problems not corrected by glasses or contact lensesProblems with your sight or seeing things and cannot see normally wearing glasses or contact lenses
Hearing problemsProblems hearing
Speech problemsProblems speaking
Blackouts, fits or loss of consciousnessBlackouts or fits
Difficulty learning or understanding thingsProblems learning or understanding things
Limited use of arms or fingersProblems using your arms and fingers
Difficulty gripping thingsProblems holding things or picking things up
Limited use of legs or feetProblems using your legs and feet
Shortness of breath, or difficulty breathingTrouble breathing that makes doing things difficult
Chronic or recurring painPain that makes doing things difficult
Long term effects as a result of a head injury, stroke or other brain damageProblems doing things now because of a knock to the head or a stroke
A long term condition that requires treatment or medicationGoing to the doctor or clinic or taking any medicine for any other health problems
Any other long term condition such as arthritis, asthma, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia etc.Going to the doctor/clinic or taking medicine, but still having problems because of these/this health condition

Broader criteria

Any condition that restricts physical activity or physical work (e.g. back problems, migraines)
Any disfigurement or deformity
Any mental illness for which help or supervision is required
Restricted in everyday activities due to a nervous or emotional condition