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Victorian Population Health Survey 2008 report & fact sheets

The Victorian Population Health Survey has been conducted each year since 2001 and previously was based on a sample of 7500 adults aged 18 years and over, randomly selected from households from each of the eight Department of Health regions in the state. In 2008, computer-assisted telephone interviewing was undertaken between August and December, and the sample was expanded to approximately 34,000 and taken at the local government area level. Please refer to the Methods section of the report for a more detailed description of the methods.

Information in the report is presented on health and lifestyle, including physical activity levels, smoking prevalence, alcohol consumption, intake of fruit and vegetables, selected health and screening checks, body weight, asthma and diabetes prevalence, psychological distress and social networks.

Results from Victorian Population Health Survey 2008 are also available through an interactive web application called Victorian Health Information Surveillance System (VHISS). You can select from a range of options to produce tailored tables.

VHISS Interactive Reports

Victorian Population Health Survey 2008: Selected findings

Sections

Victorian population health survey 2008: Selected findings - 1. Methods

Victorian population health survey 2008: Selected findings - 2. Health and lifestyle, Part 1

Victorian population health survey 2008: Selected findings - 2. Health and lifestyle, Part 2

Victorian population health survey 2008: Selected findings - 3. Self-reported health & selected health conditions

Victorian population health survey 2008: Selected findings - 4. Body weight status

Victorian population health survey 2008: Selected findings - 5. Asthma

Victorian population health survey 2008: Selected findings - 6. Diabetes

Victorian population health survey 2008: Selected findings - 7. Mental health

Victorian population health survey 2008: Selected findings - 8. Connections with others

Victorian population health survey 2008: Selected findings - 9. Social inequalities in health

Victorian population health survey 2008: Selected findings - Appendix

Previous years' reports.

LGA & regional fact sheets

The fact sheets present the major findings from the Victorian Population Health Survey. Information is presented on smoking, obesity, nutrition, physical activity, alcohol consumption and psychological distress.

Region LGA Name

Barwon-South Western Region: Selected findings

Borough of Queenscliffe

Colac Otway

Corangamite

Glenelg

Greater Geelong

Moyne

Southern Grampians

Surf Coast

Warrnambool

Eastern Region: Selected findings

Boroondara

Knox

Manningham

Maroondah

Monash

Whitehorse

Yarra Ranges

Gippsland Region: Selected findings

Bass Coast

Baw Baw

East Gippsland

Latrobe

South Gippsland

Wellington

Grampians Region: Selected findings

Ararat

Ballarat

Golden Plains

Hepburn

Hindmarsh

Horsham

Moorabool

Northern Grampians

Pyrenees

West Wimmera

Yarriambiack

 
Region LGA Name

Hume Region: Selected findings

Alpine

Benalla

Greater Shepparton

Indigo

Mansfield

Mitchell

Moira

Murrindindi

Strathbogie

Towong

Wangaratta

Wodonga

Loddon Mallee Region: Selected findings

Buloke

Campaspe

Central Goldfields

Gannawarra

Greater Bendigo

Loddon

Macedon Ranges

Mildura

Mount Alexander

Swan Hill

 
region LGA name

North and West Metropolitan Region: Selected findings

Banyule

Brimbank

Darebin

Hobsons Bay

Hume City

Maribyrnong

Melbourne

Melton

Moonee Valley

Moreland

Nillumbik

Whittlesea

Wyndham

Yarra

Southern Metropolitan Region: Selected findings

Bayside

 

Cardinia

 

Casey

 

Frankston

 

Glen Eira

 

Greater Dandenong

 

Kingston

 

Mornington Peninsula

 

Port Phillip

 

Stonnington