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Indigenous primary health care: PI10a-Number of regular clients with a smoking status result, 2018-2019

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termOutput measure
Short name:Help on this termPI10a-Number of regular clients with a smoking status result, 2018-2019
METeOR identifier:Help on this term687961
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 17/10/2018
Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018
Description:Help on this term

Number of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 15 and over and whose smoking status has been recorded within the previous 24 months as one of the following:

  • current smoker;
  • ex-smoker or;
  • never smoked.
Rationale:Help on this term

Smoking has been identified as one of the key risk factors contributing to the burden of disease for Indigenous Australians. It is important that Indigenous primary health-care services know the smoking status of clients in order to provide appropriate medical care.

Indicator set:Help on this termIndigenous primary health care key performance indicators 2018-2019 Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

15 years

Computation description:Help on this term

Count of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 15 and over and whose smoking status has been recorded within the previous 24 months as one of the following:

  • current smoker;
  • ex-smoker or;
  • never smoked.

‘Regular client’ refers to a client of an Australian Government Department of Health-funded primary health-care service (that is required to report against the Indigenous primary health care key performance indicators) who has an active medical record; that is, a client who has attended the Department of Health-funded primary health-care service at least 3 times in 2 years.

Operationalisation of smoking status:

Where an Indigenous regular client’s tobacco smoking status does not have an assessment date assigned within the Patient Information Record System (PIRS), smoking status as recorded in the PIRS should be treated as current (i.e. as having been updated within the previous 24 months).

Presented as a number.

Calculated separately for each smoking status.

Computation:Help on this term

Numerator only.

Numerator:Help on this term

Calculation A: Number of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 15 and over and whose smoking status has been recorded as 'current smoker' within the previous 24 months.

Calculation B: Number of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 15 and over and whose smoking status has been recorded as 'ex-smoker' within the previous 24 months.

Calculation C: Number of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 15 and over and whose smoking status has been recorded as 'never smoked' within the previous 24 months.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—tobacco smoking status, code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19
Guide for use

'Daily smoker', 'weekly smoker' and 'irregular smoker' are aggregated into 'current smoker'.


Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—regular client indicator, yes/no code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19
Disaggregation:Help on this term

1. Sex:
a) Male
b) Female

2. Age group:
a) 15–24 years
b) 25–34 years
c) 35–44 years
d) 45–54 years
e) 55–64 years
f) 65 years and over

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code X
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCount
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this term

N[N(6)]

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termHealth Behaviours

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceIndigenous primary health care data collection
Frequency
6 monthly
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Government Department of Health

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Indigenous primary health care: PI10a-Number of regular clients with a smoking status result, 2015-2017 Health, Superseded 17/10/2018, Indigenous, Archived 17/10/2018

See also Indigenous primary health care: PI10b-Proportion of regular clients with a smoking status result, 2018-2019 Health, Standard 17/10/2018, Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018

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