4324.0.55.001 - Microdata: National Health Survey, 2014-15 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/05/2016   
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This product was formerly known as the Australian Health Survey, National Health Survey. The Australian Health Survey (AHS) contained National Health Survey data, as well as additional content that was collected in the National Health Measures Survey and the National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey, 2011-12. This product, from the NHS 2014-15, reflects a return to the three yearly NHS time series, which began in partnership with the Department of Health in 2001.


This publication presents information about the National Health Survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in 2014-15, in the form of a TableBuilder dataset, a Basic Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) and an Expanded CURF.

The aim of this publication is to assist users of the microdata to better understand both the nature of the survey and its potential and shortcomings in meeting their data needs. A list of output data items currently available for each of the three microdata products can be found on the Downloads tab of this publication.

Information about the design and conduct of the National Health Survey in general is also presented.


The following microdata products are currently available from this survey:

  • TableBuilder - an online tool for creating tables and graphs
  • Basic CURF - approved users can access in the user's own environment (via a CD-ROM), as well as via the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) and the DataLab
  • Expanded CURF - approved users can access via the RADL and the DataLab.

To apply for access to microdata products, follow the instructions via the Microdata Entry Page.


Further information about the survey and the microdata products can be found within this product:
  • detailed lists of the data items for the microdata products are available on the Downloads tab
  • information on how to use these products can be found on the Summary tab
  • the Quality Declaration relating to this product can be found on the Explanatory Notes tab
  • other related products can be found on the Related Information tab.


For support in the use of microdata, please contact Microdata Access Strategies on 02 6252 7714 or via microdata.access@abs.gov.au.


Data obtained in the survey but not presented in the microdata may be available from the ABS, on request, as statistics in tabulated form.

Subject to confidentiality and sampling variability constraints, special tabulations can be produced incorporating data items, populations and geographic areas selected to meet individual requirements. These are available on request, on a fee for service basis. Contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or client.services@abs.gov.au for further information.


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