National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 03-Rates of current daily smokers, 2013

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:PI 03-Rates of current daily smokers, 2013
METeOR identifier:482972
Registration status:Indigenous, Archived 13/12/2013
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 (2013) Indigenous, Archived 13/12/2013
Outcome area:Indigenous people remain healthy and free of preventable disease Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:18 years
Computation description:

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).

Computation:

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 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:

National and state/territory for Indigenous Australians (crude rates).

National and state/territory by Indigenous status (age-standardised rates).

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:

NO NEW DATA FOR 2013 REPORTING.

Data sources for this indicator are the NATSISS (Indigenous); NATSIHS (Indigenous); and NHS 2007-08 (non-Indigenous). The baseline report reported data from the 2008 NATSISS (Indigenous) and 2007-08 NHS (Non-Indigenous). The next available data sources will be the 2011-13 Australian Health Survey (AHS) (sourcing the 2012-13 AATSIHS and 2011-12 NHS).

At this stage, data are available for persons aged 15 years and over only (broader age range is available from the AHS). 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 2008; target year is 2031.

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

Reporting requirements:National Indigenous Reform Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Further data development / collection required:

Specification: Long-term.

Mechanisms for reporting annually in between surveys could be explored.

Source and reference attributes

Steward:National Indigenous Reform Agreement Performance Information Management Group

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB 02-By 2018, reduce the national smoking rate to 10 per cent of the population and halve the Indigenous smoking rate (Baseline specification), 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013, Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06-Proportion of adults who are daily smokers, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 03-Rates of current daily smokers, 2014 Indigenous, Archived 24/11/2014

Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 04-Rates of current daily smokers, 2012 Indigenous, Archived 13/06/2013