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released: 25 Oct 2006 media release

This report, commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, identifies and examines relevant Australian data sources in terms of their capacity to answer key questions about substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Options for improving and making better use of existing data sources are also highlighted.

ISSN 1442-7230; ISBN 978 1 74024 608 8; Cat. no. PHE 76; 182pp.; OUT OF PRINT

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (81K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (192K PDF)
      • Purpose of the project
      • Project methodology, analytical framework and report structure
    2. Background: summary of literature review
      • Tobacco, alcohol and other drug use
      • Associated harms
      • Context and influences
      • Intervention and treatment services
      • Resources
      • National drug strategies
    3. Stakeholder workshop
      • Workshop background
      • Workshop discussion and proposals
    4. What are the priority information areas?
      • What are the key questions?
    5. What information is already available?
      • Key data sources
      • Describing key data sources
      • Comparability of key data sources in terms of methodology: scope, coverage, timing and collection counts
      • Comparability of key data sources in terms of data items
    6. To what extent can existing data sources answer key questions? (148K PDF)
      • Introduction
      • Tobacco, alcohol and other drug use and associated risk behaviours
      • Context and influences
      • Associated harms and health status
      • Intervention and treatment services
      • Resources
      • Summary
    7. What are the information gaps and how do we fill them?
      • Introduction
      • Priority information needs and the main information gaps
      • Options for improvement and better use of existing sources
  • End matter
    • Appendix 1: Literature review and policy context (309K PDF)
    • Appendix 2: Stakeholder workshop
    • Appendix 3: Comparative analysis of key data sources
    • References
    • List of tables

Recommended citation

AIHW 2006. Drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: an assessment of data sources. Cat. no. PHE 76. Canberra: AIHW.