Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 11-Proportion of adults with very high levels of psychological distress, 2015|
Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
|Description:||Proportion of adults with very high levels of psychological distress.|
Collection and usage attributes
Derived from the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale, with higher scores indicating a higher level of distress; lower scores indicate a low level of distress.
A ten item scale is currently employed by Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in general population collections (i.e. K10), while a modified five item scale is included in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population collections (K5).
Total scores from the K10 scale will be grouped as follows:
Total scores from the K5 scale will be grouped as follows:
Presented as a percentage. Rates are directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population. 95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors calculated for rates.
|Computation:||100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)|
|Numerator:||Number of people aged 18 years or over with a very high distress score as measured by the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Population aged 18 years or over.|
|Denominator data elements:|
State and territory by sex.
Grouped high/very high levels of psychological distress—State and territory by:
Grouped high/very high levels of psychological distress—Nationally by:
Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for the 2015 National Healthcare Agreement (NHA) performance reporting: 2011-12 (total population, non-Indigenous: AHS); 2012–13 (Indigenous only: AATSIHS).
NO NEW DATA FOR 2015 REPORTING.
The modified K5 scale from the 2012–13 AATSIHS was used with the corresponding 5 questions from the 2011-12 AHS to compare the psychological distress levels of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous peoples.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
|Further data development / collection required:|
Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 11-Proportion of adults with very high levels of psychological distress, 2014
Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 11–Proportion of adults with very high levels of psychological distress, 2016
Health, Superseded 31/01/2017