Department of Health and Human Services

Health status of Victorians

The Health Intelligence Unit (HIU) provides quality information about the health of the Victorian population. This information is used to inform policy development and planning efforts to improve health services and to monitor the health of the population.

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Victorian Population Health Survey 2011-12 report

The survey collected data on health and lifestyle from the 79 local government areas in the state. State wide and regional health information was also collected. The findings in the the report include physical activity, smoking prevalence, alcohol consumption, fruit and vegetable intake, intake of sugar-sweetened drinks, selected health and screening checks, body weight, asthma and diabetes prevalence, psychological distress, oral health and eye health.

Victorian Population Health Survey 2011-12 report

Key functions of Health Intelligence Unit:

The HIU undertakes a variety of health intelligence activities to support these functions, including: