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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 04-Rates of current daily smokers, 2015

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termProgress measure
Short name:Help on this termPI 04-Rates of current daily smokers, 2015
METeOR identifier:Help on this term559060
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 08/07/2016
Description:Help on this termProportion of adults who are current daily smokers.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2015) Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
Outcome area:Help on this termPrevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 04-Rates of current daily smokers, 2015 QS Health, Superseded 31/01/2017

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term18 years
Computation description:Help on this term

Daily smoking: currently smokes cigarettes (manufactured or roll-your-own) or equivalent tobacco product every day.

Analysis by remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

Presented as a percentage.

95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors calculated for rates.

Computation:Help on this term100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Numerator:Help on this termNumber of persons aged 18 years or over who smoke tobacco every day
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—tobacco smoking status
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13 (2011-12 Core component)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—tobacco smoking status
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13 (Core component)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13 (2011-12 Core component)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13 (Core component)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Denominator:Help on this termPopulation aged 18 years or over
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13 (2011-12 Core component)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13 (Core component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—Indigenous status
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13 (2011-12 Core component)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Disaggregation:Help on this term

2011–12 (previously supplied)—State and territory, by:

  • sex by age
  • Indigenous status (non-Indigenous) 
  • remoteness (Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Remoteness Structure)
  • 2011 Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles
  • disability status

2011–12 (previously supplied)—Nationally, by:

  • sex by remoteness (ASGS Remoteness Structure)
  • 2011 SEIFA IRSD deciles
  • remoteness (ASGS Remoteness Structure) by 2011 SEIFA IRSD deciles

2012–13 (updated for full AATSIHS)—State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status (Indigenous only)

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—area of usual residence
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13 (2011-12 Core component)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness and SEIFA IRSD
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—area of usual residence
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13 (Core component)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Used for disaggregation by state/territory
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—sex
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13 (2011-12 Core component)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13 (2011-12 Core component)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—disability status
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13 (2011-12 Core component)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for 2015 National Healthcare Agreement (NHA) performance reporting: 2011–12 (total population, non-Indigenous: AHS); 2012–13 (Indigenous only: AATSIHS).

AATSIHS or National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) data may be used for analysis dependent upon which survey is most recent.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this termN[NN].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termHealth behaviours

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13 (2011-12 Core component)
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13 (Core component)
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics
Benchmark:Help on this term

National Healthcare Agreement: PB 3-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, 2015

NPA on Preventive Health

15(g): Reduction in state baseline for proportion of adults smoking daily commensurate with a two percentage point reduction in smoking from 2007 national baseline by 2011; 3.5 percentage point reduction from 2007 national baseline by 2013.

Further data development / collection required:Help on this termSpecification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

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, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 04-Rates of current daily smokers, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 04–Rates of current daily smokers, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 05-Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 03—Rates of current daily smokers, 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 03—Rates of current daily smokers, 2017 Indigenous, Archived 06/06/2017

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