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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:PB e–By 2018, reduce the national smoking rate to 10 per cent of the population and halve the Indigenous smoking rate, 2021
METeOR identifier:725834
Registration status:Health, Standard 03/07/2020
Description:

Proportion of adults who are current daily smokers.

Indicator set:National Healthcare Agreement (2021) Health, Standard 19/11/2020
Outcome area:Prevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:

18 years

Computation description:

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.

Rates are directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Presented as a percentage.

95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors calculated for rates.

Computation:

100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:

Number of persons aged 18 and over who are a current daily smoker

Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—tobacco smoking status


Data Source
ABS 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS) and Survey of Income and Housing (SIH) pooled data set (NHIH)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—tobacco smoking status


Data Source
ABS 2018-19 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 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS) and Survey of Income and Housing (SIH) pooled data set (NHIH)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS 2018-19 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Denominator:

Population aged 18 and over

Denominator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS) and Survey of Income and Housing (SIH) pooled data set (NHIH)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS 2018-19 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Disaggregation:

State and territory, by Indigenous status.

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

Disaggregation data elements:
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—area of usual residence


Data Source
ABS 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS) and Survey of Income and Housing (SIH) pooled data set (NHIH)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey
Used for disaggregation by state/territory


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—Indigenous status


Data Source
ABS 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS) and Survey of Income and Housing (SIH) pooled data set (NHIH)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—area of usual residence


Data Source
ABS 2018-19 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey
Used for disaggregation by state/territory


Comments:

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

Baseline: 2007–08 (total population); 2008 (Indigenous status).

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) or National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)/Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS) 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.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Percentage
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:

N[NN].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Health behaviours

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceABS 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS) and Survey of Income and Housing (SIH) pooled data set (NHIH)
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics



Data SourceABS 2018-19 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:

National Healthcare Agreement

Organisation responsible for providing data:

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Benchmark:

National Healthcare Agreement Performance Benchmark:

By 2018, reduce the national smoking rate to 10% of the population and halve the Indigenous smoking rate, over the 2009 baseline.

Refer National Healthcare Agreement 2012.

Further data development / collection required:

Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:

Council of Australian Governments 2012. National Healthcare Agreement (effective 25 July 2012). Viewed 5 May 2020, http://www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/health/_archive/
healthcare_national-agreement.pdf
.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

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

Supersedes 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, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020

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