Australian Bureau of Statistics
4363.0.55.001 - Australian Health Survey: Users' Guide, 2011-13
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More detailed information can be found in the Healthy Lifestyles section of this chapter and the Healthy Lifestyles module in the NHS questionnaire.
The Actions module is a generic set of questions which was asked of respondents who had any diagnosed and current conditions within the following condition groups:
The Actions module was asked for every condition above, for which the respondent had a condition. Respondents with more than one condition within a group were only asked the Actions questions once for that group. For example, a person with a heart condition and two types of cancer answered the Actions module once in relation to their heart condition and once in relation to their cancer.
Information collected included:
More detailed information can be found in Actions for specific long-term conditions sections of this chapter and the Actions module in the NHS questionnaire.
Specific long-term condition modules
Additional condition-specific health actions questions were asked in each of the specific long-term health condition modules of the survey. These conditions were:
More detailed information can be found in the Other actions for selected conditions section of this chapter and relevant condition-specific modules in the NHS questionnaire.
Use of medications
In the 2011-12 NHS respondents were asked to provide information about all of the types of medications they were currently taking, including supplements and minerals. This differs from previous surveys in which respondents were asked to provide information about medication use for specific long-term health conditions only.
More detailed information can be found in the Use of medications section of this chapter and the Medications module in the NHS questionnaire.
This page last updated 10 December 2013
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