Australian Bureau of Statistics
4363.0.55.001 - Australian Health Survey: Users' Guide, 2011-13
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/06/2013
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More than one response was allowed.
All respondents with osteoporosis/osteopenia, as well as all remaining respondents aged 50 years and over, were then asked whether they had ever had their bone density tested, and if so, whether it had been tested in the last 2 years.
Respondents who reported having osteoporosis, osteopenia or both were then sequenced to the Actions module where they were asked questions about the number of times they had seen a GP, specialist, etc. for their osteoporosis.
Respondents were asked in a later module about all medications and health supplements that they were taking, but not in relation to any specific condition. This differs from the 2007-08 survey where questions about medication were asked within the specific osteoporosis module.
The data items and related output categories for this topic are available in Excel spreadsheet format from the Downloads page of this product.
Points to be considered in interpreting data for this topic include the following:
Comparability with 2007-08
Osteoporosis data are considered directly comparable between the 2007-08 and 2011-12 surveys.
This page last updated 2 August 2013
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