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Health Statistics

The health of the population is measured in many ways. NSW Health has a comprehensive health statistics website HealthStatsNSW where data can be viewed, downloaded or incorporated in customised reports. In NSW the main sources of data are:

Hospital visits

  • Age and gender of patients
  • Reason for admission (diagnosis)
  • Length of stay I hospital etc.

Deaths (Registry of Birth, Deaths and Marriages)

  • Age, gender and cause of death

Health Survey

The NSW Health Survey is a telephone survey of about 15,000 people from all over NSW, the questions asked provide information on the following health issues:

  • smoking rates
  • alcohol consumption
  • overweight and obesity
  • amount of exercise
  • fruit, vegetable and other food consumption
  • diabetes
  • asthma
  • mental health
  • influenza and pneumonia vaccinations

Cancer institute

  • New cases and deaths from cancer
Last updated: 19 June 2018
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