- The Victorian Population Health Survey gives an annual assessment of the health status and wellbeing of adults living in Victoria and provides data for key population health indicators.
- Maintaining data quality brought about by the uptake of mobile phone usage has led to improvements to the sampling frame in 2015.
- The Survey’s findings are used to inform evidence-based policy development and strategic planning across the Department and wider community.
The Victorian Population Health Survey has been conducted each year since 2001 and is based on a sample of adults aged 18 years and over, randomly selected from households from each of the eight health regions of the Department of Health and Human Services.
In 2015, computer-assisted telephone interviewing was undertaken between October and December. Please refer to the Methods section of the report for a more detailed description of the methods.
The indicators presented in the report are:
- smoking prevalence
- fruit and vegetable consumption
- body weight status
- physical activity
- alcohol consumption
- psychological distress
- health and wellbeing
- cancer screening
- selected chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes
- oral health
- and selected social capital indicators.
Reviewed 01 May 2022