The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will be visiting selected communities to carry out the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. Selected members of your community will be asked questions relating to their health, so that government and healthcare services can make informed decisions about ensuring community members enjoy long, healthy lives.
What is involved?
The NATSIHS asks people questions about their health and lifestyle. Some questions about your health will include:
- What you eat and drink
- Your culture
- Any health problems like diabetes
The survey will also ask to measure weight, height and blood pressure. For the first time individuals will also be asked to complete a hearing test as part of the survey. Individuals will receive a copy of their test results which they will be able to take to their community clinic for more information.
For more information you can download one of the following fact sheets: