Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PI 04-Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2013|
|Description:||Proportion of Australians who consume alcohol at risky/high risk levels, by Indigenous status.|
|Rationale:||Excessive alcohol consumption is a major risk factor that contributes to ill health. Of those who drink, Indigenous Australians are more likely to consume alcohol at risky/high risk levels. Reducing the rate at which Indigenous Australians to drink at hazardous levels will assist in closing the gap in life expectancy.|
|Indicator set:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement (2013)|
Indigenous, Superseded 13/12/2013
|Outcome area:||Indigenous people remain healthy and free of preventable disease|
Indigenous, Standard 21/07/2010
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:||18 years.|
Crude rates are calculated for Indigenous Australians.
Age-standardised rates are calculated for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors are calculated for crude and age-standardised rates.
Rate ratios and rate differences are calculated for Indigenous:non-Indigenous.
Presentation: Per 100 persons (percentage).
Crude rate: 100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator).
Age-standardised rate: calculated using the direct method with the 2001 Australian population as at 30 June as the standard. Ten year age groups are used from 0-4 years to 55 years and over to be consistent with estimates published by the ABS.
Rate ratio: Indigenous age-standardised rate divided by non-Indigenous age-standardised rate.Rate difference: Indigenous age-standardised rate minus non-Indigenous age-standardised rate.
|Numerator:||People aged 18 years or over assessed as having risky or high-risk alcohol consumption.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Total population of people aged 18 years or over|
|Denominator data elements:|
National and state/territory, by alcohol risk level for Indigenous Australians (crude rates).
National and state/territory, by alcohol risk level, by Indigenous status (age-standardised rates).
|Disaggregation data elements:|
NO NEW DATA FOR 2013 REPORTING.
Most recent data available: 2004-05 NATSIHS (Indigenous); 2004-05 NHS (non-Indigenous). The next available data source will be the 2011-13 Australian Health Survey (sourcing the 2012-13 AATSIHS and 2011-12 NHS).
Risky and high/risk alcohol consumption based on estimated average daily consumption.
This indicator meets two COAG specific outcome areas: Indigenous people remain healthy and free of preventable disease and Alcohol and other drug abuse among Indigenous people is overcome.
At this stage, data are available for persons aged 15 years and over only. Data from the NATSIHS are available for remote and very remote areas. The NHS does not cover very remote areas.
Baseline year for NIRA target (Close the life expectancy gap within a generation) is 2006; baseline year for this indicator is 2004-05; target year is 2031. Projections from the 2011 Census will be available in March 2014, at which point rates will need to be defined back to baseline.
Risky or high risk alcohol consumption is measured by the concept of ‘Lifetime risk of alcohol harm’ which is defined according to the 2009 National Health and Medical Research Council guidelines: for males and females, no more than two standard drinks on any day. This has been operationalised as: for both males and females, an average of more than 2 standard drinks per day in the last week.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Health Behaviours|
Data source attributes
Every 3 years
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Every 6 years
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Reporting requirements:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement.|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).|
|Further data development / collection required:|
Source and reference attributes
|Steward:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement Performance Information Management Group|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 05-Average daily alcohol consumption and associated risk levels; rates of alcohol consumption at long-term risky to high risk levels, 2012
Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 04-Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2014
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 07-Proportion of adults at risk of long-term harm from alcohol, 2012