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About the preventive health survey and Queensland survey analytic system

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About the preventive health surveys

Queensland Health conducts telephone surveys to learn more about the health and wellbeing of Queensland adults and children. Each year 12,500 adults and the parents of 2,500 children aged 5 through 17 years participate.

Information from the survey is used to understand factors that increase the risk of developing chronic health conditions. It is also used to inform strategies to improve the health of Queenslanders and to plan for future health needs.

Surveys focus on key preventive health indicators such as obesity, adult smoking, physical activity, nutrition, sunburn and sun protection, and adult alcohol consumption.

About the Queensland survey analytic system (QSAS)

Information from the surveys is available from several sources. From 2015, the primary source is the Queensland survey analytic system (QSAS).

QSAS is an online interactive suite of visualisation for statewide and regional survey results and trends. Regional information includes Hospital and Health Services (HHSs), Primary Health Networks (PHNs) and local government areas (LGAs). Results are available for:

  • adults by HHS, PHN and LGA by detailed socioeconomic subgroups
  • children by HHS and PHN by detailed socioeconomic subgroups
  • statewide adult trends by selected socioeconomic subgroups
  • child and regional trends by persons

In 2018, QSAS was expanded and improved to include

At the state level, QSAS now includes many of the results from previous reports. Previous reports have been archived but are available by request from

QSAS results are available to download on the QSAS visualisations pages. This file also includes results by additional socioeconomic subgroups such as additional age groups and age by sex results.

Supporting documentation

QSAS survey measures

More information

Contact us for more information about any of the surveys.

Last updated: 31 August 2021

Information for survey participants

If you have been contacted and invited to participate in the telephone survey, you can download the survey fact sheet (PDF 82 kB) for more information about our research methods, how we select participants and how we protect your privacy.

If you have questions about a sub-study, including the data linkage component, you can download the survey sub-study fact sheet (PDF 91 kB) for more information.