State

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 2014

Information is presented on modifiable risk factors which include physical inactivity, smoking prevalence, alcohol consumption, fruit and vegetable intake, intake of sugar-sweetened drinks, overweight and obesity, hypertension and psychological distress. A separate snapshot of the key health indicators from the report for each local government area is also provided.

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, wellbeing, eating, safety and media, and are analysed using demographic information.

Victorian Women’s Health Atlas

This website hosts a huge amount of valuable data that is easily presented by gender. The information is divided into the following key health priorities:

  • Sexual and reproductive health (including teen fertility, pap smear participation, STI rates).
  • Mental health (including personal wellbeing, connectedness, anxiety and depression).
  • Violence against women (including perceptions of safety, sexual offences, harassment rates and family violence rates).
  • Gender demographics (including population, age, language, income, education, employment, management role proportions, lone parent status, need for assistance with daily activities).

Check out the atlas here - http://victorianwomenshealthatlas.net.au