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National Health Survey

    Name of Collection
    National Health Survey

    Contact Officer
    Health Section
    Australian Bureau of Statistics
    PO Box 10

    Telephone: Canberra 02 6252 5786
    Facsimile: Canberra 02 6252 8007
    Email: client.services@abs.gov.au
    Internet: www.abs.gov.au

    To provide national benchmark information on health issues and to monitor trends in health over time.

    The survey collects information about the health status of Australians, their use of health services and facilities and health-related aspects of their lifestyle.

    Data for the 1995 survey were collected by personal interview of residents of a sample of 23,800 private dwellings (houses, flats) and non-private dwellings (hotels, boarding houses).
    Data Detail
  • Recent health condition;
  • General health and well-being;
  • Type of injury/illness as a result of accident;
  • Circumstances of most recent accident;
  • Type of actions taken (e.g. doctor consultation); and
  • Selected health risk factors.

    In relation to transport, data are available on vehicle accident and travel (as a place of occurrence of injury).

    Geographic Coverage

    Frequency of Data Availability
    The survey was formerly conducted every five years. The last survey was conducted in 1995. The future frequency of the survey is under review.

    Historical Data
    The survey was conducted in 1977-78, 1983, 1989-90 and 1995.

    Products and Services
    National Health Survey, Summary of Results (cat. no. 4368.0)
    National Health Survey, Injuries, Australia (cat. no. 4384.0)
    Special data services are available on request.

    Example of Information Available

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