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Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 1.2.3–Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2019

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termAHPF PI 1.2.3–Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2019
Synonymous names:Help on this termProportion of adults at risk of long-term harm from alcohol
METeOR identifier:Help on this term715275
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 09/04/2020
Description:Help on this term

Proportion of adults at risk of long-term harm from alcohol.

Rationale:Help on this term

Regular consumption of alcohol at high levels increases the risk of alcohol-related harm. High intakes can contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as liver disease, some cancers, oral health problems and cardiovascular disease. Alcohol consumption can also play a part in excess energy intake, contributing to excess body weight. Reducing alcohol consumption reduces the risk of developing these conditions and other health problems (NHMRC 2009).

Indicator set:Help on this termAustralian Health Performance Framework, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

18 years

Computation description:Help on this term

Data on persons 'at risk of long-term alcohol-related harm' is based on the 2009 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guideline 'for healthy men and women, drinking no more than two standard drinks on any day reduces the lifetime risk of harm from alcohol-related disease or injury' and has been operationalised as: for both males and females, an average of more than 2 standard drinks per day in the last week.

Analysis by remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

Presented as a percentage. Age-standardised percentages are directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

95% confidence intervals are calculated for percentages.

Computation:Help on this term

100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of persons aged 18 and over assessed as having an alcohol consumption pattern that puts them at risk of long-term alcohol-related harm.

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

Person—alcohol consumption amount


Data Source
ABS 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—alcohol consumption frequency


Data Source
ABS 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—alcohol consumption amount


Data Source
ABS 2014-15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—alcohol consumption frequency


Data Source
ABS 2014-15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey

Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS 2014-15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Denominator:Help on this term

Population aged 18 and over.

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

Person—age


Data Source
ABS 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS 2014-15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Disaggregation:Help on this term

2001, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2017–18—Nationally.

2017–18—Nationally, by sex and:

  • Age group
  • Remoteness (Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA 2016 IRSD quintiles
  • Disability status and whether exceeded lifetime risk guidelines (not reported).

2001, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2017–2018—State and territory

Nationally by:

  • Indigenous Australians by sex and remoteness (not reported).

2014–15, 2017–2018—Primary Health Network.

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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

Person—area of usual residence


Data Source
ABS 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness and SEIFA IRSD


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—area of usual residence


Data Source
ABS 2014-15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey
Used for disaggregation by remoteness


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—Indigenous status


Data Source
ABS 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—disability status


Data Source
ABS 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—sex


Data Source
ABS 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—sex


Data Source
ABS 2014-15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for 2019 Australian Health Performance Framework reporting: 2017–18 (total population, non-Indigenous: NHS); 2014–15 (Indigenous only: NATSISS).

Data for 2001, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2011–12 and 2014–15 were obtained from the National Health Surveys run in respect of these years. Similar data elements were used to those listed above for the 2017–18 NHS.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) or National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS) data may be used for analysis, dependent upon which survey is most recent.

Long-term/lifetime alcohol risk data is not comparable between the 2014–15 NHS and the 2014–15 NATSISS collections.

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 term

N[NN].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this term2. Health behaviours

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS)
Frequency
Every 3 years
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics



Data SourceABS 2014-15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Frequency
Every 6 years
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this term

Australian Health Performance Framework

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) 2009. Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol. Canberra: NHMRC. Viewed 26 September 2019, https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/about-us/publications/australian-guidelines-reduce-health-risks-drinking-alcohol.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 1.2.1–Rates of current daily smokers, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020

See also Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 1.3.1–Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020

See also Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.1.6–Potentially avoidable deaths, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03–Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03–Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2021 Health, Standard 03/07/2020

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 04–Rates of current daily smokers, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 04–Rates of current daily smokers, 2021 Health, Standard 03/07/2020

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 05–Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 05–Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2021 Health, Standard 03/07/2020

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16–Potentially avoidable deaths, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16–Potentially avoidable deaths, 2021 Health, Standard 03/07/2020

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