4715.0.30.002 - Microdata: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2012-13  
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INTRODUCTION

This publication presents information about the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS) conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in 2012-13. Specifically, it contains information that presents microdata from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NATSINPAS), 2012-13 component of the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey in the form of a TableBuilder dataset, and Basic and Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs). The CURFs also include biomedical information from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Measures Survey (NATSIHMS) component of the AATSIHS for NATSINPAS respondents who agreed to participate.

The aim of this publication is to assist users of the microdata to better understand both the nature of the survey and its potential and shortcomings in meeting their data needs. A list of output data items currently available for the TableBuilder, Basic CURF and Expanded CURF can be found in the Downloads tab of this publication.

Information about the design and conduct of the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey can be found in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: Users’ Guide, 2012-13 (cat. no. 4727.0.55.002).


AVAILABLE PRODUCTS

The following microdata products are currently available from this survey:

  • TableBuilder is an online tool for creating tables and graphs and can be accessed via the ABS website.
  • Basic CURF allows approved users access to data in their own environment (via a CD-ROM), as well as via the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) and the DataLab.
  • Expanded CURF allows approved users access to data in the RADL and the DataLab environments.

To apply for access to microdata products, follow the instructions via the Microdata Entry Page.

For more information on the products available from the AATSIHS and the associated Australian Health Survey (AHS), see the Release Schedule pages in the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: Users' Guide, 2012-13 (cat. no. 4727.0.55.002) and the Australian Health Survey: Users' Guide, 2011-13 (cat. no. 4363.0.55.001).


FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information about the survey and the microdata products can be found in this product:
  • a detailed list of data items for the TableBuilder and CURFs are available on the Downloads tab
  • information on how to use these products can be found on the Summary tab
  • the Quality Declaration can be found on the Explanatory Notes tab
  • other related products can be found on the Related Information tab.


SUPPORT

For support in the use of microdata, please contact Microdata Access Strategies on 02 6252 7714 or via microdata.access@abs.gov.au.


DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Data obtained in the survey but not presented in the microdata may be available by request from the ABS as statistics in tabulated form.

Subject to confidentiality and sampling variability constraints, special tabulations can be produced incorporating data items, populations and geographic areas selected to meet individual requirements. These are available on request, on a fee for service basis. Contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or client.services@abs.gov.au for further information. The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS will handle any personal information that you provide to us.