This publication contains nutrition data collected in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey. It presents results from a 24-hour dietary recall of food, beverages and dietary supplements, as well as some general information on dietary behaviours.
The ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS) is the largest and most comprehensive health survey ever conducted in Australia. The survey, conducted throughout Australia, collected a range of information about health related issues as well as new detailed information on nutrition, physical activity, and chronic disease and nutrient biomarkers.
The Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS) forms part of the broader AHS and is based on a nationally representative sample of around 13,400 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It was conducted in non-remote areas and remote areas across Australia, including discrete communities, and combines the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS) with two new components - the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NATSINPAS) and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Measures Survey (NATSIHMS).
The NATSINPAS is the first ABS survey to collect detailed nutrition information from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Information for the nutrition component was gathered using a 24-hour dietary recall on all foods and beverages consumed on the day prior to interview. Where possible, at least 8 days after the first interview, respondents in non-remote areas were contacted to participate in a second 24-hour dietary recall via telephone interview. This publication contains information from the nutrition component of the NATSINPAS. It presents information on food, beverages and dietary supplements from the first interview, as well as some general information on dietary behaviours.