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National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 04-Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2015

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPI 04-Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2015
METeOR identifier:Help on this term579070
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Archived 18/11/2015
Description:Help on this termProportion of Australians who consume alcohol at risky/high risk levels, by Indigenous status.
Rationale:Help on this termExcessive 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: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 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 or over assessed as having engaged in risky or high-risk alcohol consumption.
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—alcohol consumption frequency (self-reported)


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—alcohol consumption amount (self-reported)


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—age


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—alcohol consumption frequency (self-reported)


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

Data source type: Survey

Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—alcohol consumption amount (self-reported)


Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011–13 (2011–12 National Health Survey 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 National Health Survey component)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—alcohol consumption frequency (self-reported)


Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—alcohol consumption amount (self-reported)


Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—alcohol consumption frequency (self-reported)


Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—alcohol consumption amount (self-reported)


Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Denominator:Help on this termTotal populations (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) aged 18 years or over.
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


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—age


Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011–13 (2011–12 National Health Survey component)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Disaggregation:Help on this term

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

National, state/territory, remoteness area: by alcohol risk level, 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
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 National Health Survey 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 National Health Survey component)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

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


Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

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


Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—Indigenous status


Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Comments:Help on this term

For the 2014 report, data disaggregated by Indigenous status was re-supplied for 2004-05 based on 2009 guidelines to provide comparable time series with the 2011-13 data. Resupplied 2004-05 also enabled comparable disaggregation by remoteness area over time.

2012-13 data were also provided based on the 2001 guidelines for time series on short term drinking based on number of drinks.

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 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.

Risky or high risk alcohol consumption is measured by the concept of ‘Lifetime risk of alcohol harm’ which are currently 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.

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[N].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termHealth Behaviours

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
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 National Health Survey component)
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Frequency
Every 6 years
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
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.

Source and reference attributes

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

Relational attributes

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See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 05-Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 04-Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2014 Indigenous, Archived 24/11/2014

Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 04—Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

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