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Health conditions

Subtopic: Total hospitalisations

Description


Number of hospital separations (excluding dialysis) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people


Data source


The National Hospital Morbidity Database, 2014–15 and 2015–16


Region types reported


Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 Main Structure regions: State/territory, Australia


ASGS 2016 Indigenous structure regions: Indigenous Regions (IREGs)


Suppression rules


Data have been suppressed if the number was less than 5 for confidentiality reasons. Consequential suppression has also been applied where required to prevent back-calculation.


Notes


Data are based on the usual residence of the patient – not on the location of the hospital.


Separations with the care types “newborn with unqualified days only” (7.3), “organ procurement - posthumous” (9) or “hospital boarder” (10) were excluded from the analysis.


Reference material


AIHW 2016. Data quality statement: National Hospital Morbidity Database 2014–15. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 29 January 2021.


AIHW 2019. Data quality statement: Admitted Patient Care 2015–16. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 29 January 2021.

Description


Hospital separations per 1,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (excluding dialysis)


Data source


The National Hospital Morbidity Database, 2014–15 and 2015–16


Region types reported


Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 Main Structure regions: State/territory, Australia


ASGS 2016 Indigenous structure regions: Indigenous Regions (IREGs)


Suppression rules


Data have been suppressed if the denominator for the rate was less than 100, due to concerns about the reliability of percentages based on small denominators.


Data have been suppressed if the numerator for the rate was less than 5 for confidentiality reasons. Consequential suppression has also been applied where required to prevent back-calculation.


Notes


The population used as denominators for the calculation of rates were the weighted population estimation and projections for 2014, 2015, and 2016. The population estimation and projections were calculated by age, sex and Indigenous status by AIHW.


Data are based on the usual residence of the patient – not on the location of the hospital.


Separations with the care types “newborn with unqualified days only” (7.3), “organ procurement - posthumous” (9) or “hospital boarder” (10) were excluded from the analysis.


Reference material


AIHW 2016. Data quality statement: National Hospital Morbidity Database 2014–15. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 29 January 2021.


AIHW 2019. Data quality statement: Admitted Patient Care 2015–16. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 29 January 2021.

Subtopic: Mental health conditions

Description


Percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 2 and over currently diagnosed with a long-term mental health condition by sex.


Data source


Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2018–19 (see ABS 2019a, 2019b)


Region types reported


Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 Main Structure regions: States and territories, Australia


ASGS 2016 Indigenous structure regions: Indigenous Regions (IREGs)


Suppression rules


Data have been suppressed if the denominator for the percentage was less than 100, due to concerns about the reliability of percentages based on small denominators. Data have been flagged as use with caution if the margin of error was between 10 and 15 percentage points.


Data have been suppressed if the margin of error was above 15 percentage points, or where a margin of error could not be reliably calculated (see ‘Notes’).


Notes


Data are based on AIHW analysis of ABS microdata (ABS 2019a).


Data are for people aged 2 and over.


Data have been randomly adjusted by the ABS to protect confidentiality. No reliance should be placed on small numbers.


A margin of error (MOE) was calculated for each percentage at the 95% confidence level. At the 95% confidence level, the MOE indicates that the probability that the estimated percentage would differ by less than the specified margin of error from the true population value (the percentage obtained if data about the whole population were available) is about 95%. Percentages with a margin of error greater than 10 percentage points have been flagged as interpret with caution and/or suppressed (see ‘Suppression rules’). In some cases, the relative standard error of the percentage, used to derive the MOE, was suppressed in the ABS source data due to reliability and/or confidentiality concerns (ABS 2019c). In these cases, the ABS considers the associated percentages too unreliable for general use. Accordingly, when the MOE could not be calculated, the percentage in the Regional overview has been suppressed.


Reference material


ABS 2019a. Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS), 2018–19. ABS cat. no. 4715.0.55.001. Findings based on TableBuilder analysis. Canberra: ABS.


ABS 2019b. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.


ABS 2019c. TableBuilder, User Guide – Relative standard error. ABS cat. no. 1406.0.55.005. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.

Subtopic: Long-term health conditions

Description


Percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing current long-term health conditions (self-reported)


Data source


Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2018–19 (see ABS 2019a, 2019b)


Region types reported


Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 Main Structure regions: States and territories, Australia


ASGS 2016 Indigenous structure regions: Indigenous Regions (IREGs)


Suppression rules


Data have been suppressed if the denominator for the percentage was less than 100, due to concerns about the reliability of percentages based on small denominators. Data have been flagged as use with caution if the margin of error was between 10 and 15 percentage points.


Data have been suppressed if the margin of error was above 15 percentage points, or where a margin of error could not be reliably calculated (see ‘Notes’).


Notes


Data are based on AIHW analysis of ABS microdata (ABS 2019a). Denominator for the percentages includes all Indigenous Australians.


Long-term health condition data includes following condition status categories: ‘Ever told has condition, still current and long-term’ and ‘Not known or not ever told, but condition current and long-term’.


Data have been randomly adjusted by the ABS to protect confidentiality. No reliance should be placed on small numbers.


A margin of error (MOE) was calculated for each percentage at the 95% confidence level. At the 95% confidence level, the MOE indicates that the probability that the estimated percentage would differ by less than the specified margin of error from the true population value (the percentage obtained if data about the whole population were available) is about 95%. Percentages with a margin of error greater than 10 percentage points have been flagged as interpret with caution and/or suppressed (see ‘Suppression rules’). In some cases, the relative standard error of the percentage, used to derive the MOE, was suppressed in the ABS source data due to reliability and/or confidentiality concerns (ABS 2019c). In these cases, the ABS considers the associated percentages too unreliable for general use. Accordingly, when the MOE could not be calculated, the percentage in the Regional overview has been suppressed.


Reference material


ABS 2019a. Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS), 2018–19. ABS cat. no. 4715.0.55.001. Findings based on TableBuilder analysis. Canberra: ABS.


ABS 2019b. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.


ABS 2019c. TableBuilder, User Guide – Relative standard error. ABS cat. no. 1406.0.55.005. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.

Subtopic: Ear/hearing problems

Description


Percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with long-term ear/hearing problems


Data source


Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2018–19 (see ABS 2019a, 2019b)


Region types reported


Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 Main Structure regions: States and territories, Australia


ASGS 2016 Indigenous structure regions: Indigenous Regions (IREGs)


Suppression rules


Data have been suppressed if the denominator for the percentage was less than 100, due to concerns about the reliability of percentages based on small denominators. Data have been flagged as use with caution if the margin of error was between 10 and 15 percentage points.


Data have been suppressed if the margin of error was above 15 percentage points, or where a margin of error could not be reliably calculated (see ‘Notes’).


Notes


Data are based on AIHW analysis of ABS microdata (ABS 2019a).


Denominator for the percentages includes all Indigenous Australians.


Data have been randomly adjusted by the ABS to protect confidentiality. No reliance should be placed on small numbers.


A margin of error (MOE) was calculated for each percentage at the 95% confidence level. At the 95% confidence level, the MOE indicates that the probability that the estimated percentage would differ by less than the specified margin of error from the true population value (the percentage obtained if data about the whole population were available) is about 95%. Percentages with a margin of error greater than 10 percentage points have been flagged as interpret with caution and/or suppressed (see ‘Suppression rules’). In some cases, the relative standard error of the percentage, used to derive the MOE, was suppressed in the ABS source data due to reliability and/or confidentiality concerns (ABS 2019c). In these cases, the ABS considers the associated percentages too unreliable for general use. Accordingly, when the MOE could not be calculated, the percentage in the Regional overview has been suppressed.


Reference material


ABS 2019a. Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS), 2018–19. ABS cat. no. 4715.0.55.001. Findings based on TableBuilder analysis. Canberra: ABS.


ABS 2019b. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.


ABS 2019c. TableBuilder, User Guide – Relative standard error. ABS cat. no. 1406.0.55.005. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.

Description


Percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reporting long-term ear/hearing problems by sex


Data source


Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2018–19 (see ABS 2019a, 2019b)


Region types reported


Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 Main Structure regions: States and territories, Australia


ASGS 2016 Indigenous structure regions: Indigenous Regions (IREGs)


Suppression rules


Data have been suppressed if the denominator for the percentage was less than 100, due to concerns about the reliability of percentages based on small denominators. Data have been flagged as use with caution if the margin of error was between 10 and 15 percentage points.


Data have been suppressed if the margin of error was above 15 percentage points, or where a margin of error could not be reliably calculated (see ‘Notes’).


Notes


Data are based on AIHW analysis of ABS microdata (ABS 2019a).


Denominator for the percentages includes all Indigenous Australians.


Data have been randomly adjusted by the ABS to protect confidentiality. No reliance should be placed on small numbers.


A margin of error (MOE) was calculated for each percentage at the 95% confidence level. At the 95% confidence level, the MOE indicates that the probability that the estimated percentage would differ by less than the specified margin of error from the true population value (the percentage obtained if data about the whole population were available) is about 95%. Percentages with a margin of error greater than 10 percentage points have been flagged as interpret with caution and/or suppressed (see ‘Suppression rules’). In some cases, the relative standard error of the percentage, used to derive the MOE, was suppressed in the ABS source data due to reliability and/or confidentiality concerns (ABS 2019c). In these cases, the ABS considers the associated percentages too unreliable for general use. Accordingly, when the MOE could not be calculated, the percentage in the Regional overview has been suppressed.


Reference material


ABS 2019a. Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS), 2018–19. ABS cat. no. 4715.0.55.001. Findings based on TableBuilder analysis. Canberra: ABS.


ABS 2019b. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.


ABS 2019c. TableBuilder, User Guide – Relative standard error. ABS cat. no. 1406.0.55.005. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.

Description


Percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reporting long-term ear/hearing problems by age groups: 0–14, 15–24, 25–34, 35–44, 45–54, 55 and over, all ages


Data source


Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2018–19 (see ABS 2019a, 2019b)


Region types reported


Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 Main Structure regions: States and territories, Australia


ASGS 2016 Indigenous structure regions: Indigenous Regions (IREGs)


Suppression rules


Data have been suppressed if the denominator for the percentage was less than 100, due to concerns about the reliability of percentages based on small denominators. Data have been flagged as use with caution if the margin of error was between 10 and 15 percentage points.


Data have been suppressed if the margin of error was above 15 percentage points, or where a margin of error could not be reliably calculated (see ‘Notes’).


Notes


Data are based on AIHW analysis of ABS microdata (ABS 2019a).


Denominator for the percentages includes all Indigenous Australians.


Age-specific percentages of Indigenous Australians with ear/hearing problems are reported in selected regions: state/territory and national level.


Data have been randomly adjusted by the ABS to protect confidentiality. No reliance should be placed on small numbers.


A margin of error (MOE) was calculated for each percentage at the 95% confidence level. At the 95% confidence level, the MOE indicates that the probability that the estimated percentage would differ by less than the specified margin of error from the true population value (the percentage obtained if data about the whole population were available) is about 95%. Percentages with a margin of error greater than 10 percentage points have been flagged as interpret with caution and/or suppressed (see ‘Suppression rules’). In some cases, the relative standard error of the percentage, used to derive the MOE, was suppressed in the ABS source data due to reliability and/or confidentiality concerns (ABS 2019c). In these cases, the ABS considers the associated percentages too unreliable for general use. Accordingly, when the MOE could not be calculated, the percentage in the Regional overview has been suppressed.


Reference material


ABS 2019a. Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS), 2018–19. ABS cat. no. 4715.0.55.001. Findings based on TableBuilder analysis. Canberra: ABS.


ABS 2019b. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.


ABS 2019c. TableBuilder, User Guide – Relative standard error. ABS cat. no. 1406.0.55.005. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.

Subtopic: Eye/sight problems

Description


Percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reporting long-term eye/sight problems


Data source


Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2018–19 (see ABS 2019a, 2019b)


Region types reported


Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 Main Structure regions: States and territories, Australia


ASGS 2016 Indigenous structure regions: Indigenous Regions (IREGs)


Suppression rules


Data have been suppressed if the denominator for the percentage was less than 100, due to concerns about the reliability of percentages based on small denominators. Data have been flagged as use with caution if the margin of error was between 10 and 15 percentage points.


Data have been suppressed if the margin of error was above 15 percentage points, or where a margin of error could not be reliably calculated (see ‘Notes’).


Notes


Data are based on AIHW analysis of ABS microdata (ABS 2019a).


Denominator for the percentages includes all Indigenous Australians.


Data have been randomly adjusted by the ABS to protect confidentiality. No reliance should be placed on small numbers.


A margin of error (MOE) was calculated for each percentage at the 95% confidence level. At the 95% confidence level, the MOE indicates that the probability that the estimated percentage would differ by less than the specified margin of error from the true population value (the percentage obtained if data about the whole population were available) is about 95%. Percentages with a margin of error greater than 10 percentage points have been flagged as interpret with caution and/or suppressed (see ‘Suppression rules’). In some cases, the relative standard error of the percentage, used to derive the MOE, was suppressed in the ABS source data due to reliability and/or confidentiality concerns (ABS 2019c). In these cases, the ABS considers the associated percentages too unreliable for general use. Accordingly, when the MOE could not be calculated, the percentage in the Regional overview has been suppressed.


Reference material


ABS 2019a. Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS), 2018–19. ABS cat. no. 4715.0.55.001. Findings based on TableBuilder analysis. Canberra: ABS.


ABS 2019b. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.


ABS 2019c. TableBuilder, User Guide – Relative standard error. ABS cat. no. 1406.0.55.005. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.

Description


Percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reporting long-term eye/sight problems, by sex


Data source


Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2018–19 (see ABS 2019a, 2019b)


Region types reported


Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 Main Structure regions: States and territories, Australia


ASGS 2016 Indigenous structure regions: Indigenous Regions (IREGs)


Suppression rules


Data have been suppressed if the denominator for the percentage was less than 100, due to concerns about the reliability of percentages based on small denominators. Data have been flagged as use with caution if the margin of error was between 10 and 15 percentage points.


Data have been suppressed if the margin of error was above 15 percentage points, or where a margin of error could not be reliably calculated (see ‘Notes’).


Notes


Data are based on AIHW analysis of ABS microdata (ABS 2019a).


Denominator for the percentages includes all Indigenous Australians.


Data have been randomly adjusted by the ABS to protect confidentiality. No reliance should be placed on small numbers.


A margin of error (MOE) was calculated for each percentage at the 95% confidence level. At the 95% confidence level, the MOE indicates that the probability that the estimated percentage would differ by less than the specified margin of error from the true population value (the percentage obtained if data about the whole population were available) is about 95%. Percentages with a margin of error greater than 10 percentage points have been flagged as interpret with caution and/or suppressed (see ‘Suppression rules’). In some cases, the relative standard error of the percentage, used to derive the MOE, was suppressed in the ABS source data due to reliability and/or confidentiality concerns (ABS 2019c). In these cases, the ABS considers the associated percentages too unreliable for general use. Accordingly, when the MOE could not be calculated, the percentage in the Regional overview has been suppressed.


Reference material


ABS 2019a. Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS), 2018–19. ABS cat. no. 4715.0.55.001. Findings based on TableBuilder analysis. Canberra: ABS.


ABS 2019b. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.


ABS 2019c. TableBuilder, User Guide – Relative standard error. ABS cat. no. 1406.0.55.005. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.

Description


Percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reporting long-term eye/sight problems by age groups: 0–24, 25–44, 45 and over, all ages


Data source


Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2018–19 (see ABS 2019a, 2019b)


Region types reported


Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 Main Structure regions: States and territories, Australia


ASGS 2016 Indigenous structure regions: Indigenous Regions (IREGs)


Suppression rules


Data have been suppressed if the denominator for the percentage was less than 100, due to concerns about the reliability of percentages based on small denominators. Data have been flagged as use with caution if the margin of error was between 10 and 15 percentage points.


Data have been suppressed if the margin of error was above 15 percentage points, or where a margin of error could not be reliably calculated (see ‘Notes’).


Notes


Data are based on AIHW analysis of ABS microdata (ABS 2019a).


Denominator for the percentages includes all Indigenous Australians.


Age-specific percentages of Indigenous Australians with eye/sight problems are reported in selected regions: state/territory and national level.


Data have been randomly adjusted by the ABS to protect confidentiality. No reliance should be placed on small numbers.


A margin of error (MOE) was calculated for each percentage at the 95% confidence level. At the 95% confidence level, the MOE indicates that the probability that the estimated percentage would differ by less than the specified margin of error from the true population value (the percentage obtained if data about the whole population were available) is about 95%. Percentages with a margin of error greater than 10 percentage points have been flagged as interpret with caution and/or suppressed (see ‘Suppression rules’). In some cases, the relative standard error of the percentage, used to derive the MOE, was suppressed in the ABS source data due to reliability and/or confidentiality concerns (ABS 2019c). In these cases, the ABS considers the associated percentages too unreliable for general use. Accordingly, when the MOE could not be calculated, the percentage in the Regional overview has been suppressed.


Reference material


ABS 2019a. Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS), 2018–19. ABS cat. no. 4715.0.55.001. Findings based on TableBuilder analysis. Canberra: ABS.


ABS 2019b. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.


ABS 2019c. TableBuilder, User Guide – Relative standard error. ABS cat. no. 1406.0.55.005. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.

Subtopic: Self-assessed health status

Description


Percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 and over by self-assessed health status category: poor, fair, good, very good, excellent


Data source


Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2018–19 (see ABS 2019a, 2019b)


Region types reported


Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 Main Structure regions: States and territories, Australia


ASGS 2016 Indigenous structure regions: Indigenous Regions (IREGs)


Suppression rules


Data have been suppressed if the denominator for the percentage was less than 100, due to concerns about the reliability of percentages based on small denominators. Data have been flagged as use with caution if the margin of error was between 10 and 15 percentage points.


Data have been suppressed if the margin of error was above 15 percentage points, or where a margin of error could not be reliably calculated (see ‘Notes’).


Notes


Data are based on AIHW analysis of ABS microdata (ABS 2019a).


Denominator for the percentages includes all Indigenous Australians aged 15 and over.


Numerator for the percentages is restricted to Indigenous Australians aged 15 and over.


Data have been randomly adjusted by the ABS to protect confidentiality. No reliance should be placed on small numbers.


A margin of error (MOE) was calculated for each percentage at the 95% confidence level. At the 95% confidence level, the MOE indicates that the probability that the estimated percentage would differ by less than the specified margin of error from the true population value (the percentage obtained if data about the whole population were available) is about 95%. Percentages with a margin of error greater than 10 percentage points have been flagged as interpret with caution and/or suppressed (see ‘Suppression rules’). In some cases, the relative standard error of the percentage, used to derive the MOE, was suppressed in the ABS source data due to reliability and/or confidentiality concerns (ABS 2019c). In these cases, the ABS considers the associated percentages too unreliable for general use. Accordingly, when the MOE could not be calculated, the percentage in the Regional overview has been suppressed.


Reference material


ABS 2019a. Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS), 2018–19. ABS cat. no. 4715.0.55.001. Findings based on TableBuilder analysis. Canberra: ABS.


ABS 2019b. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.


ABS 2019c. TableBuilder, User Guide – Relative standard error. ABS cat. no. 1406.0.55.005. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.

Description


Percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with very good or excellent self-assessed health status


Data source


Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2018–19 (see ABS 2019a, 2019b)


Region types reported


Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 Main Structure regions: States and territories, Australia


ASGS 2016 Indigenous structure regions: Indigenous Regions (IREGs)


Suppression rules


Data have been suppressed if the denominator for the percentage was less than 100, due to concerns about the reliability of percentages based on small denominators. Data have been flagged as use with caution if the margin of error was between 10 and 15 percentage points.


Data have been suppressed if the margin of error was above 15 percentage points, or where a margin of error could not be reliably calculated (see ‘Notes’).


Notes


Data are based on AIHW analysis of ABS microdata (ABS 2019a).


Denominator for the percentages includes all Indigenous Australians aged 15 and over.


Numerator for the percentages is restricted to Indigenous Australians aged 15 and over.


Data have been randomly adjusted by the ABS to protect confidentiality. No reliance should be placed on small numbers.


A margin of error (MOE) was calculated for each percentage at the 95% confidence level. At the 95% confidence level, the MOE indicates that the probability that the estimated percentage would differ by less than the specified margin of error from the true population value (the percentage obtained if data about the whole population were available) is about 95%. Percentages with a margin of error greater than 10 percentage points have been flagged as interpret with caution and/or suppressed (see ‘Suppression rules’). In some cases, the relative standard error of the percentage, used to derive the MOE, was suppressed in the ABS source data due to reliability and/or confidentiality concerns (ABS 2019c). In these cases, the ABS considers the associated percentages too unreliable for general use. Accordingly, when the MOE could not be calculated, the percentage in the Regional overview has been suppressed.


Reference material


ABS 2019a. Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS), 2018–19. ABS cat. no. 4715.0.55.001. Findings based on TableBuilder analysis. Canberra: ABS.


ABS 2019b. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.


ABS 2019c. TableBuilder, User Guide – Relative standard error. ABS cat. no. 1406.0.55.005. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.

Description


Percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with very good or excellent self-assessed health status by age groups: 15–24, 25–34, 35–44, 45–54, 55 and over


Data source


Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2018–19 (see ABS 2019a, 2019b)


Region types reported


Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 Main Structure regions: States and territories, Australia


ASGS 2016 Indigenous structure regions: Indigenous Regions (IREGs)


Suppression rules


Data have been suppressed if the denominator for the percentage was less than 100, due to concerns about the reliability of percentages based on small denominators. Data have been flagged as use with caution if the margin of error was between 10 and 15 percentage points.


Data have been suppressed if the margin of error was above 15 percentage points, or where a margin of error could not be reliably calculated (see ‘Notes’).


Notes


Data are based on AIHW analysis of ABS microdata (ABS 2019a).


Denominator for the percentages includes all Indigenous Australians aged 15 and over.


Numerator for the percentages is restricted to Indigenous Australians aged 15 and over.


Data have been randomly adjusted by the ABS to protect confidentiality. No reliance should be placed on small numbers.


A margin of error (MOE) was calculated for each percentage at the 95% confidence level. At the 95% confidence level, the MOE indicates that the probability that the estimated percentage would differ by less than the specified margin of error from the true population value (the percentage obtained if data about the whole population were available) is about 95%. Percentages with a margin of error greater than 10 percentage points have been flagged as interpret with caution and/or suppressed (see ‘Suppression rules’). In some cases, the relative standard error of the percentage, used to derive the MOE, was suppressed in the ABS source data due to reliability and/or confidentiality concerns (ABS 2019c). In these cases, the ABS considers the associated percentages too unreliable for general use. Accordingly, when the MOE could not be calculated, the percentage in the Regional overview has been suppressed.


Reference material


ABS 2019a. Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS), 2018–19. ABS cat. no. 4715.0.55.001. Findings based on TableBuilder analysis. Canberra: ABS.


ABS 2019b. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.


ABS 2019c. TableBuilder, User Guide – Relative standard error. ABS cat. no. 1406.0.55.005. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.

Subtopic: Psychological distress

Description


Percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults (18 and over) reporting high level psychological distress


Data source


Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2018–19 (see ABS 2019a, 2019b)


Region types reported


Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 Main Structure regions: State/territory, Australia


ASGS 2016 Indigenous structure regions: Indigenous Regions (IREGs)


Suppression rules


Data have been suppressed if the denominator for the percentage was less than 100, due to concerns about the reliability of percentages based on small denominators. Data have been flagged as use with caution if the margin of error was between 10 and 15 percentage points.


Data have been suppressed if the margin of error was above 15 percentage points, or where a margin of error could not be reliably calculated (see ‘Notes’).


Notes


Data are based on AIHW analysis of ABS microdata (ABS 2019a).


Denominator for the percentages includes Indigenous Australians aged 18 and over.


Data have been randomly adjusted by the ABS to protect confidentiality. No reliance should be placed on small numbers.


A margin of error (MOE) was calculated for each percentage at the 95% confidence level. At the 95% confidence level, the MOE indicates that the probability that the estimated percentage would differ by less than the specified margin of error from the true population value (the percentage obtained if data about the whole population were available) is about 95%. Percentages with a margin of error greater than 10 percentage points have been flagged as interpret with caution and/or suppressed (see ‘Suppression rules’). In some cases, the relative standard error of the percentage, used to derive the MOE, was suppressed in the ABS source data due to reliability and/or confidentiality concerns (ABS 2019c). In these cases, the ABS considers the associated percentages too unreliable for general use. Accordingly, when the MOE could not be calculated, the percentage in the Regional overview has been suppressed.


Reference material


ABS 2019a. Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS), 2018–19. ABS cat. no. 4715.0.55.001. Findings based on TableBuilder analysis. Canberra: ABS.


ABS 2019b. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.


ABS 2019c. TableBuilder, User Guide – Relative standard error. ABS cat. no. 1406.0.55.005. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.

Description


Percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults (18+) reporting high level psychological distress by age group: 18–24, 25–34, 35–44, 45–54, 55 and over


Data source


Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2018–19 (see ABS 2019a, 2019b)


Region types reported


Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 Main Structure regions: State/territory, Australia


ASGS 2016 Indigenous structure regions: Indigenous Regions (IREGs)


Suppression rules


Data have been suppressed if the denominator for the percentage was less than 100, due to concerns about the reliability of percentages based on small denominators. Data have been flagged as use with caution if the margin of error was between 10 and 15 percentage points.


Data have been suppressed if the margin of error was above 15 percentage points, or where a margin of error could not be reliably calculated (see ‘Notes’).


Notes


Data are based on AIHW analysis of ABS microdata (ABS 2019a).


Denominator for the percentages includes Indigenous Australians aged 18 and over.


Age-specific percentages of Indigenous Australians aged 18 and over with high levels of psychological distress are reported in selected regions: state/territory, remoteness (5 areas), and national level.


Data have been randomly adjusted by the ABS to protect confidentiality. No reliance should be placed on small numbers.


A margin of error (MOE) was calculated for each percentage at the 95% confidence level. At the 95% confidence level, the MOE indicates that the probability that the estimated percentage would differ by less than the specified margin of error from the true population value (the percentage obtained if data about the whole population were available) is about 95%. Percentages with a margin of error greater than 10 percentage points have been flagged as interpret with caution and/or suppressed (see ‘Suppression rules’). In some cases, the relative standard error of the percentage, used to derive the MOE, was suppressed in the ABS source data due to reliability and/or confidentiality concerns (ABS 2019c). In these cases, the ABS considers the associated percentages too unreliable for general use. Accordingly, when the MOE could not be calculated, the percentage in the Regional overview has been suppressed.


Reference material


ABS 2019a. Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS), 2018–19. ABS cat. no. 4715.0.55.001. Findings based on TableBuilder analysis. Canberra: ABS.


ABS 2019b. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.


ABS 2019c. TableBuilder, User Guide – Relative standard error. ABS cat. no. 1406.0.55.005. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.

Subtopic: Drug/alcohol dependence

Description


Percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 2+ reporting being diagnosed with drug/alcohol dependence


Data source


Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2018–19 (see ABS 2019a, 2019b)


Region types reported


Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 Main Structure regions: State/territory, Australia


ASGS 2016 Indigenous structure regions: Indigenous Regions (IREGs)


Suppression rules


Data have been suppressed if the denominator for the percentage was less than 100, due to concerns about the reliability of percentages based on small denominators.


Data have been flagged as use with caution if the margin of error was between 10 and 15 percentage points.


Data have been suppressed if the margin of error was above 15 percentage points, or where a margin of error could not be reliably calculated (see ‘Notes’).


Notes


Data are based on AIHW analysis of ABS microdata (ABS 2019a).


Estimates have been rounded and discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals. Data excludes ‘Not Stated’ responses.


The denominator is total respondents.


A margin of error (MOE) was calculated for each percentage at the 95% confidence level. At the 95% confidence level, the MOE indicates that the probability that the estimated percentage would differ by less than the specified margin of error from the true population value (the percentage obtained if data about the whole population were available) is about 95%. Percentages with a margin of error greater than 10 percentage points have been flagged as interpret with caution and/or suppressed (see ‘Suppression rules’). In some cases, the relative standard error of the percentage, used to derive the MOE, was suppressed in the ABS source data due to reliability and/or confidentiality concerns (ABS 2019c). In these cases, the ABS considers the associated percentages too unreliable for general use. Accordingly, when the MOE could not be calculated, the percentage in the Regional overview has been suppressed.


Reference material


ABS 2019a. Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS), 2018–19. ABS cat. no. 4715.0.55.001. Findings based on TableBuilder analysis. Canberra: ABS.


ABS 2019b. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.


ABS 2019c. TableBuilder, User Guide – Relative standard error. ABS cat. no. 1406.0.55.005. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 20 April 2021.

Subtopic: Injury and poisoning

Description


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander hospitalisation separations per 1,000 population due to injury and poisoning


Data source


The National Hospital Morbidity Database, 2015–16 and 2016–17 (see AIHW 2019a, 2019b)


Region types reported


Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 Main Structure regions: State/territory, Australia


ASGS 2016 Indigenous structure regions: Indigenous Regions (IREGs)


Suppression rules


Data have been suppressed if the denominator for the rate was less than 100, due to concerns about the reliability of percentages based on small denominators.


Data have been suppressed if the numerator for the rate was less than 5 for confidentiality reasons. Consequential suppression has also been applied where required to prevent back-calculation.


Notes


The category of injury and poisoning includes ICD-10-AM codes: S00–T98.


The population used as denominators for the calculation of rates were the weighted population estimation and projections for 2015, 2016, and 2017. The population estimation and projections were calculated by age, sex and Indigenous status by AIHW.


Data are based on the usual residence of the patient – not on the location of the hospital.


Separations with the care types “newborn with unqualified days only” (7.3), “organ procurement - posthumous” (9) or “hospital boarder” (10) were excluded from the analysis.


Reference material


AIHW 2019a. Data quality statement: Admitted Patient Care 2015 – 16. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 29 January 2021.


AIHW 2019b. Data quality statement: Admitted Patient Care 2016 – 17. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 29 January 2021.