Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PI 03-Rates of current daily smokers, 2014|
|Registration status:||Indigenous, Archived 24/11/2014|
|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 (2014) Indigenous, Archived 24/11/2014|
|Outcome area:||Indigenous people remain healthy and free of preventable disease Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010|
|Quality statement:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 03-Rates of current daily smokers, 2014 QS Indigenous, Archived 17/02/2016|
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 (using age-standardised rates).
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 up to 55 years and over to be consistent with estimates published by the ABS. For this indicator, the age groups used are: 18-24 years; 25-34 years; 35-44 years; 45-54 years; 55 years and over.
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:|
|Denominator:||Total populations (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) aged 18 years and over|
|Denominator data elements:|
National, state/territory, remoteness area: for Indigenous Australians (crude rates).
National, state/territory, remoteness area: by Indigenous status (age-standardised rates).
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Data for 2007-08 have been resupplied due to error in previous supply of non-Indigenous data, and to provide an additional disaggregation by remoteness for time series comparison.
Data sources for this indicator are:
While the AHS is a national survey and sampled the total population, including the Indigenous population, the sample size for the Indigenous popualtion was too small to allow for reliable estimates for the Indigenous population. Thus, for Indigenous-non-Indigenous comparisons, data for the non-Indigenous population are obtained from the AHS (2011-12) while data for the Indigenous population are obtained from the AATSIHS (2012-13). The non-Indigenous data are obtained by subtracting information pertaining to the Indigenous population from the AHS.
The baseline report presented data from the 2008 NATSISS (Indigenous) and 2007-08 NHS (non-Indigenous). The next available data sources will be the NATSIHS component of the 2012-13 AATSIHS and the core component of the 2011-12 AHS.
At this stage, data are available for persons aged 15 years and over only (broader upper age range is available from the AHS). Data from the AATSIHS are available for remote and very remote areas. The AHS 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.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Health Behaviours|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).|
|Further data development / collection required:|
Mechanisms for reporting annually in between surveys could be explored.
Source and reference attributes
|Steward:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement Performance Information Management Group|
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB e-Better health: by 2018, reduce the national smoking rate to 10 per cent of the population and halve the Indigenous smoking rate over the 2009 baseline, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 04-Rates of current daily smokers, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 03-Rates of current daily smokers, 2013 Indigenous, Archived 13/12/2013
Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 03-Rates of current daily smokers, 2015 Indigenous, Archived 18/11/2015