ABS launches most comprehensive health survey ever conducted – 3 March 2011

Posted on March 4, 2011. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: |

ABS launches most comprehensive health survey ever conducted

3 March, 2011 Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time) 31/2011

“In the next few days, the ABS will commence the first Australian Health Survey (AHS), the biggest health survey ever conducted in Australia.

The AHS builds on previous health surveys allowing comparisons of health information over time such as obesity, smoking, health conditions and how we manage our health.

The AHS will collect 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.”

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