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About the preventive health survey and Queensland survey analytic system

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Preventive health surveys

Queensland Health conducts Queensland preventive health telephone surveys (QPHS) 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 modifiable risk factors that increase the likelihood 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.

Queensland survey analytic system (QSAS)

The primary source for QPHS results is the Queensland survey analytic system (QSAS).

QSAS is an online interactive suite of visualisations providing statewide and regional survey results by several sociodemographic subgroups. Regional information includes:

  • Hospital and Health Services (HHSs)
  • Primary Health Networks (PHNs)
  • Local government areas (LGAs; adult QPHS only).

This dashboard summarises the survey measures included in QSAS.

QSAS survey measures

Information about state and regional preventive risk factor trends are now available in The health of Queenslanders: Report of the Chief Health Officer Queensland. State level results are in the relevant risk factor section under ‘Our lifestyle’; HHS/PHN results are available under ‘Our People’, ‘Regional health’.

Supporting documentation

More information

Contact us for more information about any of the surveys.

Last updated: 30 August 2023

Information for survey participants

For information about our research methods, how we select participants and how we protect your privacy go to the QPHS participant information page.

For information about a sub-study, including the data linkage component, download the survey sub-study fact sheet (PDF 757 kB).