This document was added 03/26/2013.
16/04/2014 Data item list was replaced and glossary updated to include currently available vitamin D and comorbidity data items. Additional minor updates to pages to include links to the 'Biomedical Measures' chapter and minor corrections updated in the 'Iron Biomarkers' and 'Adult Physical Activity' topic pages.
15/04/2014 New topic pages on 'Biomedical Measures' were added.
13/12/2013 Data item list was replaced to include currently available nutrient Biomedical data items. Additional minor updates to pages to include links to the recently added Biomedical Measures chapter and information on the Biomedical - Nutrient publication release.
11/12/2013 New chapter 'Biomedical Measures' added. This chapter describes the methodology for collecting information on chronic disease and nutrient biomarkers as part of the NHMS. In addition, the referral form and adult and child Information Sheets used as part of the biomedical collection have been added to the Downloads page.
05/08/2013 Data item list was replaced to include currently available Biomedical data items. Glossary and Abbreviations pages were updated with Biomedical content and also reduced in content. Additional minor updates to pages to include links and information on the Physical activity and Biomedical - Chronic Disease publication releases.
19/07/2013 New topic pages on pedometer steps and physical activity and sedentary behaviour were added. The previous NHS-specific exercise page was removed.
19/06/2013 New topic pages on 'Financial Stress', 'Food Security', 'Long-term Conditions (other)' were added. The Appendix 6: Classification of Adult Physical Activity and Appendix 7: Classification of Child Physical Activity were added to the Explanatory notes page. The NNPAS and AHS (Core) Questionnaires, AHS Measurements card, NNPAS Pedometer Daily Activity Record Sheet and the current AHS Data item list were added to the Downloads page.
07/06/2013 In order to add new information which relates to the NNPAS and the Core, a review of all chapters, with the exception of 'Health related actions', was undertaken and updates applied where required.
05/04/2013 Minor amendments were made to the following webpages: Structure of the Australian Health Survey, Release schedule, Geographic classifications, Product availability, Glossary, Technical Note, Appendix 3: ABS Standard Classifications and Appendix 5: Income deciles.
26/03/2013 New chapter 'Health related actions' added. This chapter describes methodology for collecting information on use of health services, health-related actions taken by people with specific long-term health conditions, private health insurance and breastfeeding.
This page last updated 15 April 2014