Victoria

This page contains data and research collected at a state level. Some of the below documents have information available at the local government area (LGA).

The Victorian Population Health Survey 2011-2012

This survey presents a wide range of health indicators such as smoking, alcohol consumption, fruit and vegetable consumption, sugar sweetened soft drinks and water consumption, physical activity, overweight and obesity, psychological distress, hypertension, biomedical checks and cancer screening, oral health, mental health and chronic disease. The social determinants of health are considered for each of the indicators.

Some data from this survey is available at the Bass Coast and South Gippsland LGA level as well as rural vs metropolitan residents.

The Victorian Health Monitor - 2013 Revision

This report describes the prevalence of lifestyle factors, biomedical risk factors and chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and chronic kidney disease (among many other measures) from data collected by the then Department of Health in 2009-2010. In each chapter, the burden of each of the diseases is reported against age, sex, geography and basic demographics.

Interesting topics covered include but are not limited to: smoking, time spent sitting, waist circumference, hypertension, cholesterol, blood glucose, metabolic syndrome, kidney function, social supports, vitamin and mineral deficiency and self-rated health.

The Victorian Health Monitor Food and Nutrition Report 2012

This separate document from the same survey period (2009-2010) reports on three 24-hour dietary recall of participants, with links to prevalence of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and hypertension. Intake of food types, macro-nutrients, vitamins and minerals are listed in detail.

VicHealth Indicators Survey 2011

This survey focusses on the social determinants of health. Questions are asked about behaviours and attitudes around smoking, alcohol, well-being, eating, safety and media, and are analysed using demographic information.

Victorian Health and Well-Being Plan

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Social Determinants of Health

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