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About the survey

Information about health risk behaviours provides an opportunity to improve the Queenslanders' health and wellbeing as well as reduce the risk of chronic disease.

Often, it is collected from the general population rather than from patients in a medical setting such as a general practice or hospital. The most cost-efficient way to collect this information is by a telephone survey.

Queensland Health conducts preventive health telephone surveys for adults and children.

The survey series focuses on key preventive health indicators such as:

  • obesity
  • physical activity
  • nutrition
  • sunburn and sun protection
  • adult smoking and alcohol consumption

Supporting documentation

Read the explanatory documents before using the data: 

Adult survey

Child survey

More information

Contact us for more information about any of the surveys.

Last updated: 1 September 2016

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, 345kB) for more information about our research methods, how we select participants and how we protect your privacy.