National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 04-Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2015
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PI 04-Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2015|
|Registration status:||Indigenous, Archived 18/11/2015|
|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 (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 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 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:|
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.
|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, 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