Whether has lung condition (including COPD and emphysema) (HLUNP)
This variable describes whether a person has been told by a doctor or nurse that they have a lung condition (including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) or emphysema). This variable does not indicate whether a person has multiple long-term health conditions.
|081||Has a lung condition (including COPD or emphysema)|
|082||Does not have a lung condition (including COPD or emphysema)|
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 ‘Lung condition (including COPD or emphysema)’ 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).
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.