NACCHO Aboriginal Health News Alert : 2018-19 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey : Download detailed state and territory tables and facts sheets

The ABS is pleased to advise that detailed state and territory tables and facts sheets using data from the 2018-19 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey are now available on the ABS website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all states and territories living in both non-remote and remote areas participated in the survey, providing information on their health and well-being.

Download Summary results for states and territories (fact sheets)

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Summary results for states and territories (pictorial)

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There are eight data cubes accompanying this release (for each state and territory), containing information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ self-assessed health, use of health services, health conditions, lifestyle risk factors, physical measurements and dietary indicators.

Complimenting the data and available for download are summary results for all states and territories, packaged separately as a detailed and pictorial fact sheet.

Also released today are regional modelled estimates, providing information by Indigenous Region and Primary Health Network.

An Appendix also accompanies the modelled regional data.

Health

  • More than four in 10 (46%) people had at least one chronic condition that posed a significant health problem in 2018–19, up from 40% in 2012–13.
  • The proportion of people with asthma in remote areas (9%) was around half the proportion for people living in non-remote areas (17%).
  • More than one in 10 people aged two years and over reported having anxiety (17%) or depression (13%).
  • More than four in 10 (45%) people aged 15 years and over rated their own health as excellent or very good in 2018–19, up from 39% in 2012–13.

Risk factors

  • The proportion of people aged 15 years and over who smoked every day decreased from 41% in 2012–13 to 37% in 2018–19.
  • The proportion of children aged 2–14 years who were overweight or obese increased from 30% in 2012–13 to 37% in 2018–19.
  • The proportion of people aged 15 years and over who had consumed the recommended number of serves of fruit per day declined for those living in remote areas from 49% in 2012–13 to 42% in 2018–19.
  • Sugar sweetened drinks were usually consumed every day by around one-quarter (24%) of people aged 15 years and over.

Use of health services

  • More than half (57%) of children aged 2–17 years had seen a dentist or dental professional in the last 12 months.
  • The proportion of people who did not see a GP when needed in the last 12 months was higher for those living in non-remote areas (14%) than remote areas (8%).

More data from the Survey will be published over the course of the year.

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