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Australia National Health Survey 2001


General Info
Australia (AUS)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
02/2001 - 11/2001
Series or system 
Australia National Health Survey
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Australia National Health Survey 2001 collected data on the health status of the population, use of health services, and lifestyle risk factors. Information on long-term conditions was self-reported; the study focused primarily on asthma, cancer, diabetes, and heart and circulatory conditions. Questions on a number of lifestyle behaviors covered smoking, alcohol consumption, exercise, obesity, and dietary habits. The sample size was 19,400 households from all states and territories, across all age groups. Out of 17,918 households, 26,863 people were successfully interviewed.


Alcohol use, Analgesics, Animal injuries, Asthma, Back and neck pain, Back pain, Birth control pills, Body mass index, Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Burns, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Causes of morbidity, Chronic respiratory diseases, Clinical breast exams, Colon and rectum cancers, Condoms, Conduction disorders and other dysrhythmias, Contraceptives, Corrective lenses, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dental care, Diabetes, Diaphragms, Dietary supplements, Digestive diseases, Disability, Edema, Education, Emergency care, Emergency contraception, Employment, Epilepsy, Exposure to forces of nature, Falls, Family composition, Family size, Female infertility, Folic acid supplements, Fruits and vegetables, Glaucoma, Gout, Health care access, Health care personnel, Health care use, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hormone replacement therapy, Hospitals, Hours worked, Housing conditions, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Hypertriglyceridemia, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Income, Influenza vaccines, Inguinal and femoral hernia, Injectable contraceptives, Insulin, Interpersonal violence, Ischemic heart disease, Leukemia, MMR vaccines, Male infertility, Marital status, Medicines, Melanoma, Mental and behavioral disorders, Migraine, Musculoskeletal diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Obesity, Occupational injuries, Occupations, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Otitis media, Pap smears, Peptic ulcer disease, Physical activity, Physical therapy, Poisonings, Polio vaccines, Prostate cancer, Psoriasis, Public social assistance, Rheumatoid arthritis, Road traffic injuries, Screening mammography, Sense organ diseases, Sexual abstinence, Sexual sterilization, Skin cancers, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Traditional birth control, Unintentional injuries, Vaccination cards, Vision loss, Weight, Anemia, COPD, Chronic kidney diseases, Dialysis, Diphtheria vaccines, Goiter, Hodgkin lymphoma, Illicit drug use, Lower respiratory infections, Micronutrient supplements, Pneumococcal vaccines, Tuberculosis, Upper respiratory infections, Varicella, Vitamin D supplements
Suggested citation 
Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australia National Health Survey 2001. Canberra, Australia: Australian Bureau of Statistics.