PI 09 - Smoking status recorded

Proportion of regular clients whose smoking status has been recorded.


Proportion of Indigenous regular clients who have had their smoking status recorded.


  • User may select between AIHW's definition of Regular Client (attended the OATSIH-funded primary health care service at least 3 times in 2 years), or Communicare's Current Patient status.
  • Patients must be recorded as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or both.
  • Patients must have had a qualifier recorded with a system code of SMO or SMP to be included. Central qualifiers are Smoking status and Smoking during pregnancy. For more information, see Qualifier codes.
Table 1. NKPI PI 09
Element Description
Communicare reports
  • Report > National KPI > PI09 Smoking Status
  • Report > National KPI > PI09 Smoking Status Patients
Numerator The latest smoking status recorded before the end of the report period is used: there is no currency period. For details of system codes used to identify smoking statuses, see Procedure, Immunisation, Pathology & Medicare codes reference.
Denominator Regular, Indigenous patients aged 11 years and over.
Additional data recording considerations none