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Australia National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey 2001


General Info
Australia (AUS)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
02/2001 - 11/2001
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview

The Australia National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS) 2001 was conducted in association with the 2001 National Health Survey. Building on the NHS, the NATSIHS was designed to be a separate survey, occurring every six years, that will be timed to coincide with every second NHS (NHS are conducted every three years).

A total of 3,198 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults and children were included in the 2001 NHS(I) sample. The 2001 NHS(I) sample was combined with the 483 Indigenous Australians enumerated in the 2001 NHS(G) sample to provide a total sample of 3,681 Indigenous persons. The survey collected data about the health status of the population, use of health services, and lifestyle risk factors. Information on long-term conditions was self-reported. Questions on a number of lifestyle behaviors covered smoking, alcohol consumption, exercise, obesity, and dietary habits.

Alcohol use, Analgesics, Animal injuries, Asthma, Back and neck 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, 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 use, Health insurance, 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, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Otitis media, Pap smears, Peptic ulcer disease, Physical activity, Physical therapy, Poisonings, Polio vaccines, Prostate cancer, 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, Traditional birth control, Unintentional injuries, Vision loss, Weight