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4324.0.55.002 - Microdata: Australian Health Survey: Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/12/2013  First Issue
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FILE STRUCTURE

Information from the survey was stored electronically in the form of data items. In some cases items were formed directly from individual survey questions, while in others items were derived from answers to several questions (e.g. Body Mass Index derived from measured height and weight). Some items were derived with reference to information from other organisations such as the Department of Health (e.g. in relation to guidelines on time undertaking physical activity per week).

Datasets from the Australian Health Survey are hierarchical in nature. A hierarchical data file is an efficient means of storing and retrieving information which describes one to many, or many to many, relationships; e.g. children 5-17 years may report multiple days on which they participated in physical activity and also multiple types of activities on each of these days.

The data items and related output categories currently available for the NNPAS TableBuilder database and NNPAS Basic CURF are available in Excel spreadsheet format from the Downloads page of this product.

The following table shows the levels available in each microdata product and the information contained on those levels:

TableBuilderBasic CURFInformation contained on level

1. HouseholdXGeographic classifications, household size and structure and household income details
2. All persons in householdXBasic demographic and relationship details of all members of households, including selected persons
3. Selected personXXDemographic and socio-economic characteristics of survey respondents, and much of the physical activity, nutrition and health information. For the Basic CURF only this level contains geographic classifications and household details.
4. ConditionsXSelected health conditions reported by respondents
5. Child 2-4 years physical activity dayXPhysical and sedentary activities undertaken on the seven days prior to interview for children aged 2-4 years
6. Child 5-17 years physical activity dayXPhysical and sedentary activities undertaken on the seven days prior to interview for children aged 5-17 years
7. Child 5-17 years physical activity detailedXDetailed information about the physical activities undertaken each day on the seven days prior to interview for children aged 5-17 years
8. Adult physical activityXDetailed information about the physical activities undertaken for persons aged 18 years and over
9. PedometerXNumber of steps and time wore the pedometer for up to eight days reported by the respondents
10. FoodXFood intake details on the day prior to the interview and on a second day for respondents that completed the follow-up interview (CATI)
11. SupplementXDietary supplement intake details on the day prior to the interview and on a second day for respondents that completed the follow-up interview (CATI)



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