National Healthcare Agreement: PI 04–Rates of current daily smokers, 2021
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 04–Rates of current daily smokers, 2021|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 03/07/2020|
Proportion of adults who are current daily smokers.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2021) Health, Standardisation pending 03/08/2020|
|Outcome area:||Prevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:|
Daily smoking: Currently smokes tobacco, including one or more manufactured (packet) cigarettes, roll-your-own cigarettes, cigars or pipes, per day. This excludes chewing tobacco, electronic cigarettes (and similar), nicotine patches and smoking of non-tobacco products.
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.
95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors calculated for rates.
100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Number of persons aged 18 and over who smoke tobacco every day
|Numerator data elements:|
Population aged 18 and over
|Denominator data elements:|
State and territory, by:
Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2021 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2017–18 (total population, non-Indigenous: NHIH); 2018–19 (Indigenous only: NATSIHS).
NO NEW DATA FOR 2021 REPORTING.
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS) or National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) data may be used for analysis dependent upon which survey is most recent.
Data for non-Indigenous people are from a pooled data set — the NHIH. For the 2017–18 NHS cycle, the smoking questionnaire module was used in both the NHS and the 2017–18 SIH to produce a larger sample size for more accurate smoker status estimates.
While the NHIH was a national sample, the sample size for the Indigenous population was too small to allow for reliable estimates for the Indigenous population. Thus, for Indigenous and non-Indigenous comparisons, data for the non-Indigenous population are obtained from the NHIH (2017–18) while data for the Indigenous population are obtained from the NATSIHS (2018–19). The non-Indigenous data are obtained by subtracting information pertaining to the Indigenous population from the NHIH.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Health behaviours|
Data source attributes
National Healthcare Agreement
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Further data development / collection required:|
Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.
|Related metadata references:|
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 1.2.3–Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 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: 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, 2021 Health, Standard 03/07/2020
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03–Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2021 Health, Standard 03/07/2020
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 04–Rates of current daily smokers, 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, 2021 Health, Standard 03/07/2020