National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2010 – Data Quality Statement
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Quality Statement|
|Synonymous names:||Data Quality Statement: 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey|
|Quality statement summary:|
|Institutional environment:||The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is a major national agency set up by the Australian Government under the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987 to provide reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics on Australia's health and welfare. It is an independent statutory authority established in 1987, governed by a management Board, and accountable to the Australian Parliament through the Health and Ageing portfolio.|
The AIHW aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians through better health and welfare information and statistics. It collects and reports information on a wide range of topics and issues, ranging from health and welfare expenditure, hospitals, disease and injury, and mental health, to ageing, homelessness, disability and child protection.
The Institute also plays a role in developing and maintaining national metadata standards. This work contributes to improving the quality and consistency of national health and welfare statistics. The Institute works closely with governments and non-government organisations to achieve greater adherence to these standards in administrative data collections to promote national consistency and comparability of data and reporting.
One of the main functions of the AIHW is to work with the states and territories to improve the quality of administrative data and, where possible, to compile national datasets based on data from each jurisdiction, to analyse these datasets and disseminate information and statistics.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987, in conjunction with compliance to the Privacy Act 1988, (Cth) ensures that the data collections managed by the AIHW are kept securely and under the strictest conditions with respect to privacy and confidentiality.
For further information see the AIHW website www.aihw.gov.au
The NDSHS has been analysed and managed by the AIHW since 1998 and 2001 (respectively).
|Timeliness:||The NDSHS is conducted approximately every three years over a three-four month period. 2010 data were collected between late-April and mid-September 2010. |
A preliminary data set was received by the AIHW in late-October 2010 and initial data checks were completed in late-November 2010.
Initial results were planned to be released in May 2011.
Results from the 2010 NDSHS were released on 27 July 2011.
Published results from the 2010 NDSHS are available on the AIHW website see 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report.
|Interpretability:||Information to aid in interpretation of 2010 NDSHS results may be found in Chapter 14 of the 2010 NDSHS report titled ‘Explanatory Notes’.|
In addition, the 2010 Technical Report, code book and other supporting documentation are available through the Australian Data Archive website.
Scope and coverage
Perceptions of behaviour
Surveys in this series commenced in 1985. Over time, modifications have been made to the survey’s methodology and questionnaire design. The 2010 survey differs from previous versions of the survey in several respects, relating to data collection methodology and some of the questions asked.
|Implementation start date:||25/07/2011|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Drug Surveys and Services Unit, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.|
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
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Has been superseded by National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2013 – Data Quality Statement
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