National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 04-Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2014
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PI 04-Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2014|
|Registration status:||Indigenous, Archived 24/11/2014|
|Description:||Proportion of Australians who consume alcohol at risky/high risk levels, by Indigenous status.|
|Rationale:||Excessive alcohol consumption is a major risk factor that contributes to ill health. Of those who drink, Indigenous Australians are more likely to consume alcohol at risky/high risk levels. Reducing the rate at which Indigenous Australians drink at hazardous levels 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 04-Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 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 or over assessed as having engaged in risky or high-risk alcohol consumption.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Total populations (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) aged 18 years or over.|
|Denominator data elements:|
National, state/territory, remoteness: by alcohol risk level for Indigenous Australians (crude rates).
National, state/territory, remoteness: by alcohol risk level, by Indigenous status (age-standardised rates).
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Data disaggregated by Indigenous status to be re-supplied for 2004-05 based on 2009 guidelines to provide comparable time series data. Resupplied 2004-05 will also enable comparable disaggregation by remoteness over time.
Risky and high/risk alcohol consumption based on estimated average daily consumption.
This indicator meets two COAG specific outcome areas: Indigenous people remain healthy and free of preventable disease and Alcohol and other drug abuse among Indigenous people is overcome.
At this stage, data are available for persons aged 15 years and over only. 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 2004-05; target year is 2031. Projections from the 2011 Census will be available in March 2014, at which point rates will need to be defined back to baseline.
Risky or high risk alcohol consumption is measured by the concept of ‘Lifetime risk of alcohol harm’ which are based on the 2009 National Health and Medical Research Council guidelines. According to these guidelines, the consumption of 2 or more standard drinks on any day increases the lifetime risk of harm for both men and women. This has been operationalised as: for both males and females, an average of more than 2 standard drinks per day in the last week.
Data for risky/high risk alcohol consumption based on the 2009 NHMRC Guidelines are not comparable with data based on the 2001 NHMRC Guidelines.
|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:|
Source and reference attributes
|Steward:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement Performance Information Management Group|
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See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 05-Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 04-Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2013 Indigenous, Archived 13/12/2013
Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 04-Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2015 Indigenous, Archived 18/11/2015