The Australian Health Survey (AHS) is the most comprehensive survey ever conducted in Australia. The AHS builds on previous ABS health surveys allowing comparisons of health information over time such as obesity, smoking, health conditions and how we manage our health.
The AHS also collects new information about what we eat and drink, how active we are and biomedical measures. These new biomedical measures will reveal new insights into heart and kidney disease, diabetes and other chronic conditions by examining health risk factors such as cholesterol, glucose and sodium levels. The survey will be able to compare these biomedical risk factors with aspects of our lifestyle for those that are healthy and those who are not.
In this seminar, Juanita Pettit outlines a number of interesting aspects of the survey development and then Louise Gates overviews ABS plans for the release of data over the next two years.
Juanita Pettit - Director of the Health Surveys Household Survey Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Louise Gates - Director of the Health National Statistics Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
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