This survey is about New Zealanders’ views and experiences of a number of health and lifestyle topics, including food and drink, smoking, gambling and being out in the sun.

Additional information:

Have_(encrypted)_NHI No
Personally identifiable (e.g. linked to NHI numbers) and longitudinal or aggregated (e.g. for planning, clinical research etc.)? aggregated data reported; no identifying info is recorded
Volume of data (e.g. how many records) Since when? 2008, 2010, 2012
Purpose and governance including ethics committee/patient consent mechanisms. Q: How do you get around ethics/privacy issues with your data sources? Esp. DHBs? The information is held securely by CBG Health Research ( The HSC is bound by the Privacy Act to use this information only for the purpose for which it was collected.
Scope National
Does the data contain diagnoses and clinical outcomes? Does the data contain procedures, device information and medication for therapy? Does this data set have cost / price data? no
Presence of Data dictionary? Column headings in Excel or any kind of data model if residing in a relational database (e.g. Access, SQL Server, Oracle etc.) Questionnaire, full code list, report
Linked (or linkable) to other datasets within your organisation or across the Sector Not linked
How often does this data set get updated? Daily? Weekly? Monthly? Quarterly? Yearly? two-yearly
How quickly can the data be made available from time of request and how old is the data once it is made available HG: aggregated data is publicly available