National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P04-Rates of current daily smokers, 2010

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:Rates of current daily smokers, 2010
METeOR identifier:396393
Registration status:Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011
Description:Proportion of adults who are current daily smokers, by Indigenous status.
Rationale:Smoking is a major risk factor that contributes to ill health. Indigenous Australians are twice as likely as non-Indigenous Australians to smoke. Reducing the rate of smoking among Indigenous Australians will assist in closing the gap in life expectancy.
Indicator set:National Indigenous Reform Agreement (2010) Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011
Outcome area:Indigenous people remain healthy and free of preventable disease Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010
Quality statement:National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P04-Rates of current daily smokers, 2010 QS Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:18 years
Computation description:Presentation: Number and percentage (crude and age-standardised), rate ratios and rate difference, including confidence intervals and relative standard errors for percentages.
Computation:100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Numerator:People aged 18 years and over who smoke tobacco every day
Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—tobacco smoking status, code N
Data Source
ABS 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
ABS 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetPerson—tobacco smoking status, code N
Data Source
ABS 2007-08 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
ABS 2007-08 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Denominator:Total population of people aged 18 years and over
Denominator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
ABS 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
ABS 2007-08 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Disaggregation data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2006) NNNNN
Data Source
ABS 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2006) NNNNN
Data Source
ABS 2007-08 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
ABS 2007-08 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Comments:

Disaggregation: National and state/territory by Indigenous status.

NATSISS and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS) data are collected on alternating 3-yearly cycles.

Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report:

NATSISS 2008 (Indigenous)

NHS 2007-08 (non-Indigenous)

Representational attributes

Representation class:Percentage
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:NN.N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Health Behaviours

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceABS 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Frequency
Every 6 years.
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS 2007-08 National Health Survey (NHS)
Frequency
Every 3 years
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Organisation responsible for providing data:Australian Bureau of Statistics
Further data development / collection required:

Specification: Long-term

Mechanisms for reporting annually in between surveys could be explored.

Reliable data on Indigenous adolescents would be useful. Expanding the National Drug Strategy Household Survey (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Indigenous specific surveys would provide sufficiently robust and regular data.
Other issues caveats:Proportions are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P06-Proportion of adults who are daily smokers, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06-Proportion of adults who are daily smokers, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 04-Rates of current daily smokers, 2011 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012