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Australia National Health Survey 2017-2018


General Info
Australia (AUS)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2017 - 06/2018
Series or system 
Australia National Health Survey
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • De jure
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Australia National Health Survey was conducted across all states and territories with the exception of very remote areas, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Community dwellings like hotels, hospitals, old-age homes, and caravan parks were also excluded from the survey. Approximately 21,300 people in 16,400 private dwellings were included in the sample. Households underwent further sub-sampling, in which one adult over the age of 18 and one child under the age of 17 were randomly selected for participation and interviewing. The survey collected information on nutrition, alcohol consumption, anthropometry, obesity, smoking, health status, and health conditions. 

Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Allergies, Anemia, Anthropometry, Anxiety, Anxiety disorders, Asperger's syndrome, Asthma, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Autism, Back pain, Bipolar affective disorder, Bladder cancer, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Cervix uteri cancer, Chronic kidney diseases, Colon and rectum cancers, Conduction disorders and other dysrhythmias, Cough, Dairy products, Diabetes, Diet, Dietary sugar, Disability, Drug use disorders, Edema, Education, Education degrees, Employment, Employment benefits, Secondhand smoke, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Fruits, Glaucoma, Gout, Health care use, Health insurance, Hearing loss, Hours worked, Housing conditions, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Income, Iodine supplements, Ischemic heart disease, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Languages, Leukemia, Limited mobility, Lower respiratory infections, Macular degeneration, Mental health symptoms, Migraine, Musculoskeletal diseases, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Occult blood, Oral hygiene, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Otitis media, Pancreas cancer, Pap smears, Peptic ulcer disease, Physical activity, Prostate cancer, Psoriasis, Refraction and accommodation disorders, Rheumatic heart disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, Schizophrenia, Screening mammography, Skin cancers, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Sugar-sweetened beverages, Taxes, Telephones, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Trachoma, Unemployment, Unipolar depressive disorders, Vision loss, Weight change