Whether has cancer (including remission) (HCANP)
This variable describes whether a person has been told by a doctor or nurse that they have cancer. This variable does not indicate whether a person has multiple long-term health conditions.
|031||Has cancer (including remission)|
|032||Does not have cancer (including remission)|
Number of categories: 4
See Understanding supplementary codes for more information.
Question(s) from the Census form
Has the person been told by a doctor or nurse that they have any of these long-term health conditions?
How this variable is created
This variable is derived from responses to the long-term health conditions question. It counts the number of people who marked ‘Cancer (including remission)’ on the form.
History and changes
This is a new variable for 2021.
Data use considerations
Long-term health conditions data from Census is not intended to provide prevalence estimates. Prevalence estimates of chronic health conditions should be sourced from the National Health Survey (NHS) or National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Surveys (NATSIHS).
Respondents may have reported both malignant and benign neoplasms (cancers) in response to this question.
This variable does not have a non-response rate as it is created during Census processing by using responses from one or more questions on the Census form. For the item non-response rate for the Health question, see CLTHP.