National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 03-Rates of current daily smokers, 2015
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PI 03-Rates of current daily smokers, 2015|
|Registration status:||Indigenous, Archived 18/11/2015|
|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 (2015) Indigenous, Archived 18/11/2015|
|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|
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 from 25 years 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 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 population 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 2014 report presented data from the NATSIHS component of the 2012-13 AATSIHS. The next available data sources will be the core component of the 2012-13 AATSIHS which include the NATSIHS component and the NATSINPAS component.
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 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, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 04-Rates of current daily smokers, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 03-Rates of current daily smokers, 2014 Indigenous, Archived 24/11/2014
Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 03—Rates of current daily smokers, 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016