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Appendix 2: Statistical tables

| Asthma by Indigenous status | Prevalence | Mortality | General practice | Hospitalisations | Patient days |

Asthma by Indigenous status                                        [back to top]

Table A2.1: Prevalence of current asthma, by age, sex and Indigenous status, 2004–05

Indigenous status/sex/age (years)

Estimated
number of people with current asthma

Estimated total people

Age standardised per cent of people with current asthma

95% confidence interval

Indigenous

 

 

 

 

Males

 

 

 

 

0–14

14,349

92,767

15.5

12.8–18.2

15–34

8,114

78,404

10.7

8.1–13.3

35–54

3,450

45,998

7.4

5.4–9.4

55 and over

2,644

15,193

18.7

9.4–27.9

All ages

28,557

232,362

12.5

10.2–14.8

Females

 

 

 

 

0–14

10,831

87,902

12.4

9.9–15.0

15–34

16,784

83,435

20.2

17.0–23.3

35–54

11,543

52,637

23.2

19.6–26.8

55 and over

3,795

17,974

22.2

15.2–29.3

All ages

42,953

241,948

19.9

17.8–22.0

Persons

 

 

 

 

0–14

25,180

180,669

14.0

12.1–15.9

15–34

24,898

161,839

15.6

13.6–17.6

35–54

14,993

98,635

15.7

13.6–17.9

55 and over

6,439

33,167

20.7

14.8–26.7

All ages

71,510

474,310

16.5

14.9–18.1

Non-Indigenous

Males

 

 

 

 

0–14

246,253

1,934,058

12.7

11.1–14.3

15–34

251,917

2,716,272

9.2

8.0–10.5

35–54

193,299

2,779,807

7.0

6.0–7.9

55 and over

166,798

2,170,272

7.7

6.5–8.9

All ages

858,268

9,600,410

9.0

8.3–9.6

Females

 

 

 

 

0–14

179,743

1,825,952

9.8

8.3–11.4

15–34

370,248

2,681,281

13.8

12.3–15.2

35–54

305,051

2,825,338

10.8

9.5–12.1

55 and over

246,490

2,359,405

10.5

9.3–11.7

All ages

1,101,532

9,691,976

11.4

10.7–12.1

Persons

 

 

 

 

0–14

425,996

3,760,011

11.3

10.0–12.6

15–34

622,165

5,397,553

11.5

10.6–12.4

35–54

498,350

5,605,145

8.9

8.1–9.7

55 and over

413,288

4,529,677

9.2

8.3–10.0

All ages

1,959,800

19,292,386

10.2

9.7–10.7

Note: Current asthma based on a positive response to ‘Have you ever been told by a doctor that you have asthma?’ and ‘Do you still get asthma?’ Prevalence rates were age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Source: Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring (ACAM) analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS) and National Health Survey (NHS) 2004–05, expanded confidentialised unit record files, Remote Access Data Laboratory.

Table A2.2: Prevalence of current asthma, by age and indigenous status, children aged 0–17 years, 2004–05

Indigenous status/age

Estimated
number of children with current asthma

Estimated total children

Age standardised per cent of children with current asthma

95% confidence interval

Indigenous

0–1

2,106

21,952

9.3

5.0–13.7

2–4

4,844

38,231

12.7

9.0–16.4

5–11

12,146

85,921

14.1

11.5–16.8

12–17

9,941

69,909

14.4

11.5–17.3

0–17 years

29,037

216,013

13.5

11.9–15.1

Non-Indigenous

0–1

14,869

481,057

3.1

1.6–4.7

2–4

71,435

716,981

9.9

7.4–12.5

5–11

244,337

1,837,418

13.2

11.2–15.1

12–17

182,205

1,503,676

12.1

10.2–14.0

0–17 years

512,845

4,539,131

11.2

10.1–12.3

Notes: Current asthma based on a positive response to ‘Have you ever been told by a doctor that you have asthma?’ and ‘Do you still get asthma?’ Prevalence rates were age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Source: Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring (ACAM) analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS) and National Health Survey (NHS) 2004–05, expanded confidentialised unit record files, Remote Access Data Laboratory.

Table A2.3: Prevalence of current asthma, by age and indigenous status, children aged 0–17 years, 2004–0

 

Rate (95% confidence interval)

 

Indigenous

Other Australians

0–4 years

1,350.5

(1,257.5–1,448.6)

1,095.8

(1,076.9–1,114.8)

5–14 years

315.4

(283.9–349.4)

272.2

(265.8–278.8)

15–34 years

182.7

(161.5–205.9)

91.3

(88.7–93.9)

35–54 years

498.4

(453.8–546.1)

85.8

(83.4–88.3)

55 years and over

586.5

(502.6–682.8)

120.0

(116.8–123.2)

All ages

458.6

(433.5–484.6)

187.6

(185.6–189.6)

Notes: Asthma classified according to International Statistical Classification for Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) codes J45 and J46. Separations for which the care type was reported as Newborn with no qualified days, and records for Hospital boarders and Posthumous organ procurement have been excluded.

Source: AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database

Table A2.4: Hospital patient days for asthma per 100,000 population, by age group and Indigenous status, Australia, 2005–06

Age group
Indigenous
Other Australians

0–4 years

2,347.0

1,573.0

5–14 years

573.4

449.2

15–34 years

413.8

193.6

35–54 years

1,426.5

251.3

55 years and over

1,980.0

565.3

All ages (95% CI)

1,201.7 (1,156.1–1,248.2)

418.7 (415.8–421.7)

Note: Separations for which the care type was reported as Newborn with no qualified days, and records for Hospital boarders and Posthumous organ procurement have been excluded. CI = confidence interval.

Source: AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database.

Prevalence                                        [back to top]

Table A2.5: Prevalence of ever having doctor–diagnosed asthma, by age group and sex, all ages, Australia, 2004–05

Sex/age (years)
Estimated number of people with ever doctor–diagnosed asthma
Estimated total people
Age–standardised per cent of people with ever doctor–diagnosed asthma
95% confidence interval

Males

 

 

 

 

0–4

75,430

639,728

12.3

9.7–14.8

5–9

160,798

668,051

24.2

20.8–27.5

10–14

225,927

703,098

32.0

28.4–35.7

15–24

417,099

1,376,891

30.3

27.8–32.8

25–34

306,853

1,396,464

21.8

19.6–24.0

35–44

236,634

1,468,265

18.2

16.3–20.2

45–54

194,557

1,351,290

14.4

12.6–16.4

55–64

125,119

1,064,419

11.8

9.9–13.8

65–74

102,600

659,396

15.2

12.6–17.9

75 and over

60,743

460,844

13.2

10.9–15.6

All ages

1,905,755

9,788,447

19.7

18.7–20.7

Females

 

 

 

 

0–4

62,924

607,481

10.1

7.7–12.4

5–9

125,241

635,807

19.7

16.5–22.8

10–14

149,731

666,427

22.6

19.4–25.9

15–24

388,031

1,316,076

29.6

27.1–32.2

25–34

362,650

1,417,181

25.5

23.2–27.9

35–44

314,638

1,490,967

23.7

21.6–25.9

45–54

277,997

1,383,535

20.2

18.0–22.4

55–64

185,945

1,055,806

17.5

15.2–19.8

65–74

127,654

694,274

18.5

15.6–21.3

75 and over

78,909

625,537

12.6

10.4–14.7

All ages

2,073,720

9,893,092

20.6

19.6–21.6

Notes: ‘Ever asthma’ based on a positive response to ‘Have you ever been told by a doctor that you have asthma?’ Prevalence rates were age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Source: Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring (ACAM) analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Health Survey 2004–05 confidentialised unit record files

Table A2.6: Current prevalence of probable asthma, by age group and sex, all ages, Australia, 2004–05


Age/sex

Estimated
number of people with current asthma

Estimated total people

Age-standardised per cent of people with current asthma

95% confidence interval

Males

 

 

 

 

0–4

50,000

639,726

8.1

6.0–10.2

5–9

87,617

668,051

13.0

10.4–15.5

10–14

120,489

703,099

16.8

13.9–19.6

15–24

144,882

1,376,889

10.6

9.0–12.3

25–34

112,098

1,396,463

8.0

6.6–9.4

35–44

100,221

1,468,265

7.7

6.4–9.0

45–54

94,544

1,351,290

7.0

5.6–8.3

55–64

74,531

1,064,417

7.0

5.5–8.5

65–74

58,515

659,397

8.6

6.6–10.7

75 and over

33,753

460,844

7.3

5.0–9.7

All ages

876,649

9,788,440

8.9

8.3–9.5

Females        

0–4

40,330

607,482

6.5

4.6–8.4

5–9

76,567

635,805

12.0

9.5–14.5

10–14

73,901

666,425

11.2

8.7–13.6

15–24

188,227

1,316,076

14.4

12.4–16.3

25–34

189,381

1,417,183

13.4

11.5–15.2

35–44

160,193

1,490,966

12.1

10.5–13.7

45–54

157,260

1,383,537

11.4

9.7–13.1

55–64

110,575

1,055,806

10.5

8.6–12.3

65–74

85,370

694,273

12.4

10.0–14.8

75 and over

51,756

625,538

8.3

6.2–10.5

All ages

1,133,560

9,893,091

11.5

10.8–12.2

Notes: Current asthma based on a positive response to ‘Have you ever been told by a doctor that you have asthma?’ and ‘Do you still get asthma?’ Prevalence rates were age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Source: Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring (ACAM) analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Health Survey 2004–05 expanded confidentialised unit record files.

Mortality                                        [back to top]

Table A2.7: Deaths due to astha, by sex, all ages, Australia, 1979–2006

 
Males
Females

Year

Deaths due to asthma

 

Population

Age standardised rate per 100,000

95% confidence interval

Deaths due to asthma

 

Population

Age standardised rate per 100,000

95% confidence interval

1979

177

7,253,762

3.21

2.69–3.77

164

7,261,967

2.60

2.20–3.03

1980

201

7,338,060

3.75

3.19–4.37

225

7,357,296

3.49

3.04–3.98

1981

213

7,448,267

3.75

3.21–4.33

213

7,474,993

3.07

2.67–3.52

1982

224

7,580,914

3.94

3.39–4.54

234

7,603,333

3.46

3.02–3.94

1983

236

7,686,346

3.96

3.43–4.53

249

7,707,126

3.52

3.08–3.98

1984

264

7,778,212

4.15

3.63–4.71

257

7,801,179

3.61

3.17–4.08

1985

295

7,882,728

5.05

4.42–5.72

337

7,905,584

4.55

4.07–5.07

1986

315

8,000,187

4.88

4.31–5.49

301

8,018,163

3.97

3.53–4.45

1987

296

8,118,255

4.53

3.99–5.11

363

8,145,619

4.72

4.24–5.23

1988

297

8,248,945

4.51

3.98–5.10

341

8,283,219

4.40

3.94–4.89

1989

334

8,387,589

5.01

4.45–5.60

402

8,426,827

5.01

4.52–5.52

1990

294

8,511,269

4.36

3.84–4.92

335

8,553,859

4.10

3.67–4.57

1991

255

8,615,409

3.73

3.25–4.24

314

8,668,627

3.72

3.31–4.16

1992

253

8,716,147

3.65

3.19–4.14

310

8,778,517

3.63

3.23–4.06

1993

250

8,797,915

3.54

3.09–4.03

336

8,869,178

3.83

3.43–4.27

1994

245

8,888,066

3.66

3.19–4.17

365

8,966,672

4.04

3.64–4.48

1995

212

8,993,604

2.86

2.47–3.29

341

9,078,154

3.68

3.30–4.09

1996

223

9,108,055

3.05

2.64–3.49

314

9,202,659

3.32

2.96–3.71

1997

207

9,203,171

2.71

2.34–3.12

292

9,314,393

2.97

2.64–3.33

1998

187

9,294,674

2.34

2.01–2.71

294

9,416,597

2.94

2.62–3.30

1999

160

9,396,548

2.02

1.71–2.37

264

9,529,307

2.58

2.28–2.92

2000

169

9,505,331

2.00

1.71–2.33

285

9,648,049

2.71

2.40–3.05

2001

175

9,630,652

2.00

1.71–2.32

247

9,782,588

2.27

1.99–2.57

2002

158

9,756,969

1.90

1.61–2.23

239

9,897,906

2.14

1.88–2.43

2003

108

9,882,364

1.23

1.00–1.49

206

10,020,374

1.76

1.53–2.02

2004

108

10,005,472

1.20

0.98–1.45

205

10,134,320

1.72

1.49–1.97

2005

108

10,144,053

1.15

0.94–1.39

210

10,265,093

1.69

1.47–1.94

2006

139

10,290,338

1.52

1.27–1.79

263

10,411,150

2.03

1.79–2.30

Sources: AIHW National Mortality Database; Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Table A2.8: Deaths due to asthma, by sex, people aged 5–34 years, Australia, 1979–2006

 
Males
Females

Year

Deaths due to asthma

 

Population

Age standardised rate per 100,000

95% confidence interval

Deaths due to asthma

 

Population

Age standardised rate per 100,000

95% confidence interval

1979

39

3,801,424

1.04

0.74–1.42

26

3,666,212

0.71

0.46–1.04

1980

40

3,838,662

1.04

0.75–1.42

31

3,707,242

0.84

0.57–1.19

1981

37

3,886,621

0.97

0.68–1.33

47

3,755,136

1.25

0.92–1.66

1982

39

3,913,365

0.98

0.70–1.34

40

3,780,951

1.08

0.77–1.48

1983

41

3,925,054

1.06

0.76–1.44

32

3,794,433

0.85

0.58–1.20

1984

58

3,929,234

1.45

1.10–1.88

41

3,799,641

1.08

0.77–1.46

1985

50

3,941,760

1.27

0.94–1.67

56

3,810,544

1.44

1.09–1.87

1986

62

3,963,505

1.52

1.16–1.95

55

3,829,133

1.41

1.06–1.84

1987

55

3,993,308

1.37

1.03–1.79

55

3,862,446

1.40

1.05–1.82

1988

52

4,031,302

1.27

0.95–1.67

40

3,900,786

1.01

0.72–1.38

1989

54

4,071,700

1.31

0.98–1.70

46

3,941,204

1.14

0.83–1.52

1990

44

4,102,245

1.06

0.77–1.43

47

3,971,569

1.16

0.85–1.54

1991

35

4,113,138

0.85

0.59–1.18

41

3,986,925

1.01

0.73–1.37

1992

27

4,121,361

0.66

0.43–0.95

17

3,997,413

0.43

0.25–0.69

1993

38

4,115,544

0.91

0.64–1.25

33

3,993,033

0.83

0.57–1.16

1994

26

4,115,954

0.64

0.41–0.93

37

3,993,799

0.93

0.65–1.28

1995

26

4,124,616

0.63

0.41–0.93

24

4,003,108

0.60

0.39–0.90

1996

24

4,134,908

0.58

0.37–0.86

19

4,017,879

0.47

0.28–0.73

1997

27

4,127,183

0.65

0.43–0.95

22

4,017,855

0.55

0.34–0.83

1998

26

4,120,055

0.63

0.41–0.93

32

4,014,573

0.79

0.54–1.11

1999

27

4,124,427

0.66

0.43–0.95

25

4,022,006

0.62

0.40–0.92

2000

23

4,141,012

0.56

0.35–0.84

25

4,040,411

0.61

0.40–0.90

2001

30

4,166,146

0.73

0.49–1.04

13

4,067,548

0.32

0.17–0.54

2002

16

4,202,311

0.38

0.22–0.62

17

4,092,376

0.41

0.24–0.66

2003

19

4,236,739

0.45

0.27–0.71

12

4,120,607

0.28

0.15–0.49

2004

18

4,265,801

0.43

0.25–0.68

13

4,138,488

0.31

0.16–0.52

2005

13

4,298,647

0.30

0.16–0.52

13

4,163,481

0.31

0.17–0.54

2006

10

4,332,570

0.22

0.11–0.41

8

4,192,639

0.19

0.08–0.37

Sources: AIHW National Mortality Database; Australian Bureau of Statistics.

General practice                                        [back to top]

Table A2.9: General practice encounters for asthma, by age group, Australia, April 1998 to March 2007


Age group/year

GP encounters for asthma per 100
GP encounters

95%
confidence interval

Total annual GP attendances

Population

GP encounters for asthma per 100 population

95%
confidence interval

0 to 4 years

1998–99

5.5

4.6–6.5

8,872,329

1,289,541

38.0

31.7–44.3

1999–2000

5.3

4.5–6.1

8,467,529

1,284,153

34.9

29.8–40.0

2000–01

4.6

4.0–5.3

8,146,090

1,278,970

29.3

25.2–33.5

2001–02

4.3

3.7–4.9

7,779,664

1,282,357

26.1

22.3–29.8

2002–03

4.1

3.5–4.8

7,628,359

1,270,421

24.7

20.9–28.5

2003–04

4.3

3.6–5.0

7,251,901

1,264,617

24.7

20.8–28.5

2004–05

3.4

2.9–3.9

7,078,429

1,280,616

18.8

15.8–21.8

2005–06

3.9

3.2–4.5

6,943,018

1,301,111

20.7

17.2–24.2

2006–07

3.7

3.0–4.4

6,811,572

1,319,180

19.1

15.7–22.6

5 to 34 years

1998–99

4.1

3.8–4.4

33,322,197

8,134,628

16.8

15.6–18.1

1999–2000

3.9

3.6–4.3

31,963,780

8,146,433

15.5

14.1–16.8

2000–01

3.8

3.5–4.1

30,910,917

8,181,423

14.4

13.2–15.6

2001–02

3.8

3.4–4.1

29,795,442

8,233,694

13.6

12.4–14.8

2002–03

3.4

3.1–3.7

28,935,717

8,312,219

11.8

10.8–12.8

2003–04

3.6

3.3–4.0

27,494,569

8,326,866

11.9

10.8–13.1

2004–05

3.2

2.9–3.5

26,376,406

8,429,031

9.9

8.9–10.8

2005–06

3.1

2.8–3.4

26,488,696

8,492,061

9.6

8.8–10.5

2006–07

3.0

2.7–3.3

25,921,579

8,554,967

9.1

8.2–10.0

35 to 64 years

1998–99

2.6

2.4–2.8

38,021,641

6,995,872

14.2

12.9–15.4

1999–2000

2.7

2.5–2.9

38,453,076

7,159,795

14.4

13.2–15.5

2000–01

2.2

2.0–2.4

38,694,630

7,313,669

11.8

10.7–12.9

2001–02

2.3

2.1–2.6

38,481,049

7,461,655

12.1

11.0–13.2

2002–03

2.4

2.2–2.6

38,196,778

7,590,140

12.2

11.0–13.3

2003–04

2.0

1.8–2.2

37,488,856

7,734,740

9.6

8.8–10.5

2004–05

2.0

1.8–2.2

37,607,243

7,952,212

9.6

8.7–10.6

2005–06

1.9

1.8–2.1

37,873,486

8,106,982

9.1

8.3–9.9

2006–07

2.0

1.8–2.2

38,115,989

8,256,425

9.4

8.5–10.3

65 years and over

1998–99

2.2

1.9–2.4

21,764,528

2,291,230

20.6

18.4–22.9

1999–2000

2.5

2.3–2.8

21,875,472

2,335,474

23.6

21.2–26.0

2000–01

2.0

1.8–2.2

22,035,428

2,379,318

18.7

16.7–20.8

2001–02

2.2

1.9–2.4

22,161,005

2,435,534

19.6

17.4–21.8

2002–03

2.1

1.8–2.3

22,541,186

2,490,001

18.7

16.4–20.9

2003–04

1.9

1.7–2.2

22,669,052

2,546,423

17.2

15.3–19.2

2004–05

1.7

1.5–1.9

23,258,641

2,603,379

15.3

13.5–17.1

2005–06

1.5

1.3–1.7

23,714,868

2,658,763

13.8

12.0–15.5

2006–07

1.6

1.4–1.8

24,113,349

2,721,425

13.9

12.2–15.5

0 to 14 years

1998–99

6.6

6.0–7.3

17,662,464

3,943,620

29.7

26.8–32.7

1999–2000

6.4

5.7–7.1

16,527,764

3,960,290

26.8

24.0–29.7

2000–01

5.8

5.2–6.4

15,890,422

3,977,640

23.2

20.9–25.5

2001–02

6.0

5.0–6.2

15,298,258

3,991,803

21.4

19.1–23.8

2002–03

5.2

4.6–5.7

15,052,658

3,999,814

19.5

17.5–21.6

2003–04

5.5

4.9–6.0

14,081,346

4,008,156

19.2

17.2–21.2

2004–05

4.9

4.4–5.4

13,524,047

4,015,470

16.5

14.8–18.3

2005–06

5.1

4.5–5.7

13,452,251

4,040,842

17.0

15.1–18.9

2006–07

4.6

4.1–5.2

13,003,306

4,061,135

14.8

13.0–16.6

15 years and over

1998–99

2.5

2.4–2.7

81,373,466

14,870,656

14.0

13.0–14.9

1999–2000

2.7

2.5–2.8

84,232,093

15,078,048

14.9

14.0–15.8

2000–01

2.3

2.2–2.5

83,896,643

15,295,004

12.8

12.0–13.6

2001–02

2.4

2.2–2.6

82,918,902

15,544,419

12.9

12.0–13.8

2002–03

2.3

2.2–2.5

82,249,382

15,777,026

12.2

11.4–13.1

2003–04

2.2

2.0–2.3

80,823,032

16,013,551

10.9

10.1–11.6

2004–05

2.0

1.8–2.1

80,796,672

16,249,768

9.8

9.2–10.5

2005–06

1.9

1.7–2.0

81,567,817

16,518,075

9.2

8.6–9.8

2006–07

1.9

1.8–2.1

81,959,183

16,790,862

9.5

8.8–10.2

All ages

1998–99

3.2

3.0–3.4

90,800,767

18,711,271

15.4

14.5–16.3

1999–2000

3.2

3.0–3.4

89,959,223

18,925,855

15.2

14.3–16.2

2000–01

2.8

2.7–3.0

89,814,608

19,153,380

13.3

12.5–14.1

2001–02

2.8

2.7–3.0

90,767,006

19,413,240

13.3

12.4–14.1

2002–03

2.7

2.6–2.9

90,661,663

19,654,875

12.6

11.8–13.3

2003–04

2.6

2.4–2.7

89,176,063

19,902,738

11.5

10.7–12.2

2004–05

2.3

2.2–2.5

89,671,484

20,139,792

10.4

9.7–11.1

2005–06

2.3

2.1–2.4

90,532,408

20,409,146

10.1

9.4–10.7

2006–07

2.3

2.1–2.4

90,678,610

20,701,488

9.9

9.2–10.6

Note: Data are presented in ‘Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) years’, which extend from April to March.

Sources: BEACH Survey of General Practice; Medicare Australia online statistics.

Hospitalisations                                        [back to top]

Table A2.10: Hospital separations for asthma, by age group and sex, Australia, 1993–2007

 
Males
Females

Age group/year

Hospital separations

 

Population

Hospital separations per 100,000

95% confidence interval

Hospital separations

 

Population

Hospital separations per 100,000

95% confidence interval

0 to 4 years

1993–94

12,928

662,989

1,950

1,917–1,984

6,712

629,533

1,066

1,041–1,092

1994–95

12,857

665,924

1,931

1,898–1,964

6,509

632,113

1,030

1,005–1,055

1995–96

12,608

666,703

1,891

1,858–1,924

6,398

632,821

1,011

986–1,036

1996–97

12,683

665,611

1,906

1,872–1,939

6,594

631,438

1,044

1,019–1,070

1997–98

10,207

665,414

1,534

1,504–1,564

5,174

630,850

820

798–843

1998–99

11,237

662,117

1,697

1,666–1,729

5,979

627,424

953

929–977

1999–2000

8,734

658,830

1,326

1,298–1,354

4,733

625,323

757

736–779

2000–01

9,679

655,870

1,476

1,447–1,505

5,203

623,100

835

813–858

2001–02

8,416

657,499

1,280

1,253–1,308

4,504

624,858

721

700–742

2002–03

7,935

651,556

1,218

1,191–1,245

4,206

619,365

679

659–700

2003–04

8,335

648,280

1,286

1,258–1,314

4,266

616,337

692

672–713

2004–05

8,438

646,962

1,304

1,277–1,332

4,598

614,285

749

727–770

2005–06

9,097

648,825

1,402

1,373–1,431

4,938

615,682

802

780–825

2006–07

8,600

654,879

1,313

1,286–1,341

4,722

620,286

761

740–783

5 to 14 years

1993–94

9,682

1,305,410

741

726–756

6,373

1,239,594

514

501–526

1994–95

8,008

1,313,601

610

596–623

5,546

1,248,399

444

433–456

1995–96

8,319

1,326,681

627

614–641

5,548

1,261,913

440

428–451

1996–97

7,397

1,339,478

552

540–565

4,921

1,274,788

386

375–397

1997–98

7,335

1,347,206

544

532–556

4,745

1,283,025

370

359–380

1998–99

7,224

1,355,317

532

520–544

4,811

1,291,019

372

362–383

1999–2000

5,662

1,366,184

413

403–424

3,853

1,300,535

296

287–305

2000–01

6,620

1,377,301

480

468–491

4,317

1,309,796

329

319–339

2001–02

4,984

1,386,873

359

349–369

3,032

1,317,968

230

222–238

2002–03

4,322

1,391,412

311

302–321

2,702

1,321,845

205

197–213

2003–04

4,419

1,393,719

319

310–328

2,952

1,323,202

224

216–232

2004–05

4,605

1,392,226

334

324–343

2,965

1,323,271

226

218–234

2005–06

4,497

1,392,226

327

318–337

2,831

1,321,488

216

209–224

2006–07

4,676

1,390,404

341

331–351

3,126

1,319,756

240

231–248

15 to 34 years

1993–94

3,582

2,810,134

128

124–132

7,188

2,753,439

262

256–268

1994–95

3,002

2,802,353

108

104–111

6,394

2,745,400

234

229–240

1995–96

3,111

2,797,935

112

108–116

6,449

2,741,195

238

232–243

1996–97

3,012

2,795,430

108

104–112

6,269

2,743,091

230

224–236

1997–98

3,339

2,779,977

121

116–125

6,471

2,734,830

238

232–244

1998–99

3,439

2,764,738

124

120–129

6,206

2,723,554

229

223–234

1999–2000

3,314

2,758,243

120

116–124

5,798

2,721,471

214

208–219

2000–01

3,338

2,763,711

121

117–125

5,762

2,730,615

211

206–217

2001–02

2,628

2,779,273

94

91–98

4,475

2,749,580

163

158–168

2002–03

2,133

2,805,935

76

73–79

4,093

2,760,675

148

144–153

2003–04

2,170

2,832,596

76

73–80

4,176

2,777,349

150

146–155

2004–05

1,942

2,855,323

68

65–71

3,641

2,784,453

131

126–135

2005–06

1,785

2,883,842

62

59–65

3,533

2,805,922

126

122–130

2006–07

1,769

2,911,811

61

58–63

3,197

2,819,777

113

109–117

35 to 64 years

1993–94

2,739

3,132,090

89

86–93

5,857

3,077,546

193

188–198

1994–95

2,696

3,194,835

86

83–89

5,744

3,146,513

186

181–191

1995–96

2,716

3,268,186

85

82–88

6,015

3,224,911

190

185–195

1996–97

2,864

3,348,237

88

84–91

6,402

3,309,585

198

193–202

1997–98

3,152

3,428,459

94

91–97

6,954

3,399,118

208

204–213

1998–99

2,900

3,508,991

83

80–86

7,112

3,486,881

205

201–210

1999–2000

2,953

3,587,294

83

80–86

7,049

3,572,501

198

194–203

2000–01

2,820

3,660,750

77

74–80

6,745

3,652,919

185

181–190

2001–02

2,563

3,730,335

69

66–71

6,205

3,731,320

167

162–171

2002–03

2,249

3,798,334

59

57–62

5,610

3,800,910

147

144–151

2003–04

2,260

3,864,150

58

56–61

5,610

3,870,590

145

141–148

2004–05

2,194

3,928,506

56

53–58

5,481

3,939,572

139

135–142

2005–06

2,298

3,987,078

58

55–60

5,416

4,005,545

135

131–138

2006–07

2,061

4,066,889

51

48–53

5,118

4,087,579

124

121–130

65 years and over

1993–94

1,506

887,292

176

166–185

2,459

1,169,066

211

202–219

1994–95

1,490

911,353

169

160–178

2,486

1,194,247

209

201–217

1995–96

1,561

934,099

175

166–184

2,668

1,217,314

220

211–228

1996–97

1,769

959,299

191

182–200

2,988

1,243,757

241

232–249

1997–98

1,948

982,115

205

196–215

3,331

1,266,570

263

254–272

1998–99

1,454

1,003,511

148

140–156

3,510

1,287,719

273

264–282

1999–2000

1,353

1,025,997

135

128–142

3,557

1,309,477

272

263–281

2000–01

1,177

1,047,699

114

108–121

3,149

1,331,619

236

228–244

2001–02

1,171

1,076,672

110

104–117

3,040

1,358,862

223

215–231

2002–03

1,047

1,105,896

96

90–102

2,933

1,385,051

211

203–219

2003–04

937

1,134,702

84

79–89

2,864

1,411,721

207

194–209

2004–05

923

1,165,489

79

74–85

2,674

1,439,410

184

177–191

2005–06

918

1,198,865

78

73–83

2,616

1,469,136

176

170–183

2006–07

883

1,233,435

72

67–77

2,436

1,500,672

160

154–167

0 to 14 years

1993–94

22,610

1,968,399

579.3

571.8–586.9

13,085

1,869,127

336.9

331.1–342.7

1994–95

20,865

1,979,525

530.5

523.3–537.7

12,055

1,880,512

308.2

302.7–313.7

1995–96

20,927

1,993,384

530.1

522.9–537.3

11,946

1,894,734

303.8

298.3–309.2

1996–97

20,080

2,005,089

506.4

499.4–513.4

11,515

1,906,226

291.3

286.0–296.6

1997–98

17,542

2,012,620

442.2

435.7–448.8

9,919

1,913,875

250.7

245.8–255.7

1998–99

18,473

2,017,434

465.2

458.5–471.9

10,794

1,918,443

272.5

267.3–277.6

1999–2000

14,396

2,025,014

362.4

356.5–368.4

8,586

1,925,858

216.4

211.9–221.0

2000–01

16,299

2,033,171

410.2

403.9–416.5

9,520

1,932,896

239.6

234.9–244.5

2001–02

13,400

2,044,372

336.1

330.4–341.8

7,536

1,942,826

189.0

184.8–193.3

2002–03

12,257

2,042,968

309.2

303.7–314.7

6,908

1,941,210

174.1

170.1–178.3

2003–04

12,754

2,041,999

322.9

317.4–328.6

7,218

1,939,539

182.5

178.4–186.8

2004–05

13,043

2,041,195

331.2

325.5–336.9

7,563

1,937,556

191.9

187.6–196.2

2005–06

13,594

2,041,051

345.1

339.3–350.9

7,769

1,937,170

197.2

192.8–201.6

2006–07

13,276

2,045,283

335.2

329.5–340.9

7,848

1,940,042

198.4

194.0–202.8

15 years and over

1993–94

7,827

6,829,516

56.9

55.6–58.1

15,504

7,000,051

111.7

110.0–113.5

1994–95

7,187

6,908,541

52.0

50.8–53.2

14,624

7,086,160

104.8

103.1–106.6

1995–96

7,388

7,000,220

52.7

51.5–53.9

15,132

7,183,420

107.4

105.7–109.2

1996–97

7,645

7,102,966

53.8

52.6–55.1

15,659

7,296,433

109.8

108.1–111.5

1997–98

8,440

7,190,551

58.6

57.3–59.8

16,756

7,400,518

115.9

114.1–117.7

1998–99

7,802

7,277,240

52.9

51.7–54.1

16,842

7,498,154

114.4

112.7–116.2

1999– 2000

7,620

7,371,534

50.9

49.8–52.1

16,404

7,603,449

109.9

108.2–111.6

2000–01

7,335

7,472,160

48.3

47.2–49.4

15,656

7,715,153

103.2

101.6–104.8

2001–02

6,362

7,586,280

41.2

40.2–42.3

13,720

7,839,762

88.9

87.5–90.4

2002–03

5,429

7,710,165

34.6

33.7–35.5

12,636

7,946,636

80.7

79.3–82.1

2003–04

5,367

7,831,448

33.6

32.7–34.5

12,650

8,059,660

79.6

78.2–81.0

2004–05

5,059

7,949,318

31.2

30.3–32.1

11,796

8,163,435

73.1

71.8–74.4

2005–06

5,001

8,069,785

30.3

29.5–31.2

11,565

8,280,603

70.6

69.3–71.9

2006–07

4,713

8,212,135

28.1

27.3–28.9

10,751

8,408,028

64.5

63.3–65.7

All ages

1993–94

30,437

8,797,915

164.2

162.3–166.0

28,589

8,869,178

158.0

156.1–159.8

1994–95

28,052

8,888,066

150.2

148.5–152.0

26,679

8,966,672

146.6

144.8–148.4

1995–96

28,315

8,993,604

150.7

149.0–152.5

27,078

9,078,154

147.8

146.0–149.5

1996–97

27,725

9,108,055

146.8

145.1–148.5

27,175

9,202,659

147.1

145.3–148.8

1997–98

25,981

9,203,171

137.4

135.7–139.0

26,675

9,314,393

143.6

141.9–145.3

1998–99

26,275

9,294,674

137.6

135.9–139.2

27,636

9,416,597

146.9

145.2–148.6

1999–2000

22,016

9,396,548

114.9

113.4–116.4

24,990

9,529,307

131.7

130.1–133.4

2000–01

23,634

9,505,331

122.6

121.1–124.2

25,176

9,648,049

131.2

129.6–132.9

2001–02

19,762

9,630,652

101.8

100.4–103.2

21,256

9,782,588

109.5

108.0–111.0

2002–03

17,686

9,753,133

91.0

89.6–92.3

19,544

9,887,846

99.9

98.5–101.3

2003–04

18,121

9,873,447

93.1

91.7–94.4

19,868

9,999,199

100.7

99.3–102.1

2004–05

18,102

9,990,513

92.8

91.5–94.2

19,359

10,100,991

97.5

96.1–98.9

2005–06

18,595

10,110,836

95.0

93.6–96.4

19,334

10,217,773

96.6

95.2–97.9

2006–07

17,989

10,257,418

91.2

89.9–92.5

18,599

10,348,070

92.0

90.7–93.4

Notes: All hospital separations before 1998–99 data have been converted to International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) using the following conversion factors: less than 5 years =1; 5–34 years =1.0326; 35–64 years = 0.7938; 65 years and above = 0.4813. Asthma is classified according to ICD, 9th Revision (ICD-9) code 493, and ICD-10 codes J45 and J46. Separations for which the care type was reported as Newborn with no qualified days, and records for Hospital boarders and Posthumous organ procurement have been excluded.

Source: AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database.

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Table A2.11: Hospital patient days for asthma per 100,000 population, by age group, Australia, 1993–2007

 

Age group (years)

 

0–4

5–14

15–34

35–64

65 and over

All ages (95% CI)

Sex (data for 2006–07)

Males

1,836.1

533.9

115.5

133.6

289.0

316.2 (312.7–319.6)

Females

1,102.0

407.6

240.5

400.4

847.2

458.3 (454.2–462.4)

Year

1993–94

2,968.9

1,375.8

490.3

637.9

1,462.9

956.1 (951.6–960.8)

1994–95

2,838.1

1,122.3

429.6

614.4

1,367.3

873.9 (869.5–878.3)

1995–96

2,688.3

1,098.8

426.4

621.3

1,437.4

871.3 (867.0–875.6)

1996–97

2,575.1

959.8

408.5

616.6

1,601.2

858.0 (853.8–862.3)

1997–98

2,035.5

926.7

410.6

655.6

1,643.6

838.7 (834.5–842.9)

1998–99

2,145.7

868.7

399.3

531.8

1,314.0

745.7 (741.8–749.7)

1999–2000

1,641.7

650.6

344.6

499.1

1,230.2

643.4 (639.8–647.0)

2000–01

1,687.0

717.1

333.2

437.5

1,031.1

603.8 (600.3–607.3)

2001–02

1,423.9

492.1

252.5

389.6

890.8

496.0 (492.9–499.2)

2002–03

1,286.5

410.5

212.3

326.7

820.0

431.1 (428.2–434.0)

2003–04

1,327.3

419.2

212.0

316.3

728.6

419.4 (416.6–422.3)

2004–05

1,318.2

426.1

191.0

299.9

697.2

403.6 (400.8–406.4)

2005–06

1,394.2

399.1

177.4

283.7

661.6

390.2 (387.5–393.0)

2006–07

1,304.3

411.9

156.4

253.7

580.5

355.8 (353.3–358.4)

Remoteness (data for 2006–07)

Major Cities

1,558.5

478.4

157.0

242.3

594.0

373.1 (369.9–376.3)

Inner Regional

1,305.2

415.5

203.7

277.1

602.1

391.9 (385.9–398.0)

Outer Regional

1,138.5

462.4

238.4

343.4

577.7

419.2 (410.2–428.4)

Remote

839.6

472.7

320.7

409.6

772.7

463.8 (441.3–487.4)

Very Remote

1,041.0

375.8

226.3

615.6

765.7

501.0 (468.1–536.2)

Culturally and linguistically diverse background (data for 2006–07)

English-speaking background

1,485.0

481.2

200.0

486.5

598.6

408.8 (405.9–411.9)

Non-English-speaking background

880.3

211.8

55.7

267.6

572.8

229.2 (220.2–238.3)

Socioeconomic status (data for 2006–07)

SEIFA 1 (most disadvantaged)

1,774.8

596.0

258.2

395.9

686.1

521.7 (513.2–530.3)

SEIFA 2

1,599.9

552.0

223.4

346.9

599.9

458.8 (452.6–465.1)

SEIFA 3

1,379.6

437.7

170.4

261.6

561.0

370.0 (364.3–375.9)

SEIFA 4

1,297.0

395.9

152.8

280.0

576.6

328.6 (323.4–333.8)

SEIFA 5 (least disadvantaged)

1,294.0

366.6

110.4

173.7

596.1

296.8 (291.8–301.9)

Notes: Separations for which the care type was reported as Newborn with no qualified days, and records for Hospital boarders and Posthumous organ procurement have been excluded. Asthma classified according to International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) code 493 and ICD, 10th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) codes J45 and J46. CI = confidence interval; SEIFA = Socio-economic Indexes for Areas.

Source: AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database

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