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National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 03-Rates of current daily smokers, 2015

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPI 03-Rates of current daily smokers, 2015
METeOR identifier:Help on this term579068
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Archived 18/11/2015
Description:Help on this termProportion of adults who are current daily smokers, by Indigenous status.
Rationale:Help on this termSmoking 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:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement (2015) Indigenous, Archived 18/11/2015
Outcome area:Help on this termIndigenous people remain healthy and free of preventable disease Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010

Collection and usage attributes

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

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).

Computation:Help on this term

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:Help on this termPeople aged 18 years and 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 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—date of birth


Data Source
ABS 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—tobacco smoking status


Data Source
ABS 2007-08 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Core sample for AATSIHS used (NATSIHS plus NATSINPAS)

Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—date of birth


Data Source
ABS 2007-08 National Health Survey (NHS)
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
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Core sample for AATSIHS used (NATSIHS plus NATSINPAS)

Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—date of birth


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Core sample for AATSIHS used (NATSIHS plus NATSINPAS)

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

Core sample for AHS used (NHS plus NNPAS)

Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—date of birth


Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13 (2011-12 Core component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Core sample for AHS used (NHS plus NNPAS)

Core component used.

Denominator:Help on this termTotal populations (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) aged 18 years and over
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—date of birth


Data Source
ABS 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—date of birth


Data Source
ABS 2007-08 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Core sample for AATSIHS used (NATSIHS plus NATSINPAS)

Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—date of birth


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—date of birth
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Core sample for AHS used (NHS plus NNPAS)

Disaggregation:Help on this term

National, state/territory, remoteness area: for Indigenous Australians (crude rates).

National, state/territory, remoteness area: by Indigenous status (age-standardised rates).

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 1 (SA1) (ASGS 2011)


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey

Core sample used.


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 1 (SA1) (ASGS 2011)


Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13 (2011-12 Core component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Core component used.

Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—Indigenous status


Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Core sample used.

Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2006)


Data Source
ABS 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Core sample used.

Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2006)


Data Source
ABS 2007-08 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Core sample used.

Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—Indigenous status


Data Source
ABS 2007-08 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Core sample use

Comments:Help on this term

Data sources for this indicator are:

  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
  • Australian Health Survey (AHS, 2011-12) which is the overarching survey comprising:
    • National Health Survey (NHS)
    • National Nutrition and Physical activity Survey (NNPAS) and
    • National Health Measures Survey (NHMS)
  • Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health survey (AATSIHS, 2012-13), which is the overarching survey for the Indigenous population, comprising
    • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS),
    • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NATSINPAS) and
    • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Measures Survey (NATSIHMS).

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.

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 termNN.N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termHealth Behaviours

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
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

Data SourceABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Frequency
Every 6 years
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics



Data SourceABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13 (2011-12 Core component)
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Frequency
Every 3 years
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

Specification: Long-term.

Mechanisms for reporting annually in between surveys could be explored.

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement Performance Information Management Group

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, 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

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