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Table 2 Data Elements Relating to Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

From: Mental health research and evaluation in multicultural Australia: developing a culture of inclusion

Agency/organization Data collections/surveys CALD variables
Country of birth First language spoken Interpreter service required Main language other than English spoken at home Period of residence in Australia (years) Preferred language Proficiency in spoken English Year of first arrival in Australia Country of birth of parents
Australian bureau of statistics Causes of death collectionb         
General docial surveyc        
Australian health surveyb        
National survey of mental health and Well-being(2007)d      
Survey of disability, ageing and carers (SDAC)e        
Australian Institute of family Studies b Growing up in australia: The longitudinal study of Australian children (*Ethnicity data collected for study child and all other members of the household)         
Australian Institute of health and welfare Alcohol and other drug treatment NMDS a         
Community mental health care NMDS and Residential Mental Health Care NMDS a         
Computer assisted telephone interview demographic module DSS a         
National drug strategy household survey b         
National hospital morbidity database b         
National mortality database b         
Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDSa         
Perinatal NMDSa         
National Dental Telephone Interview Survey b         
Family Medicine Research Centre, University of Sydney Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH)b         
Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria Australian Secondary Students Alcohol and Drug Surveyb          
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - General Practice Statistics and Classification Unit, University of Sydney b National Coroners Information System         
The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales b Australian Needle and Syringe Program Survey    c      
The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales b National HIV Registry         
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales b National Clients of Treatment Service Agencies census         
AIHW National Perinatel Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, The Perinatal and Reproductive Epidemiology Research Unit, University of New South Wales b Perinatal Data Collection, Australia         
Women’s Health Australiab The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health          
  1. aSouce: AIHW (2012); b Source: Blignault and Haghshenas (2005). [125]c Source: ABS (2011). [126], the survey also includes 33 questions on visa category (e.g. type of visa for people who are not an Australian citizen, type of first visa, whether the person was a temporary resident before becoming an Australian citizen or permanent resident and so forth); d Source: ABS (2009) [127]e Source: ABS (2010) [128].