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Whether has lung condition (including COPD and emphysema) (HLUNP)

Census of Population and Housing: Census dictionary
Reference period
2021

Definition

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.

Scope

All persons

Categories

CodeCategory

081

Has a lung condition (including COPD or emphysema)

082

Does not have a lung condition (including COPD or emphysema)

&&&

Not stated

VVV

Overseas visitor

Number of categories: 4

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?

    Has the person been told by a doctor or nurse that they have any of these long-term health conditions?
    Has Person 1 been told by a doctor or nurse that they have any of these long-term health conditions?

    Include health conditions that have lasted or are expected to last for six months or more.

    Include health conditions that:
    • may recur from time to time, or
    • are controlled by medication, or
    • are in remission.

    Select all that apply.

    Person's long-term health conditions

    Arthritis

    Asthma

    Cancer (including remission)

    Dementia (including Alzheimer's)

    Diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes)

    Heart disease (including heart attack or angina)

    Kidney disease

    Lung condition (including COPD or emphysema)

    Mental health condition (including depression or anxiety)

    Stroke

    Any other long-term health condition(s)

    No long-term health condition

    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).

    Related variables and glossary terms

    • Type of long-term health condition (LTHP)
    • Whether has asthma and lung condition (COASLCP)
    • Whether has lung condition and mental health condition (COLCMHP)