Asthma in Australia 2008 

Figure 2.5
Hospital separations for asthma per 100,000 population, by Indigenous status, children aged 0–18 years, 2006–07

Notes: Age-standardised to the Australian population as at June 2001. ‘Other Australians’ include people classified as non-Indigenous plus those who did not state their Indigenous status. Rates for this figure are based on different estimated populations than Figure 2.4 and Figure 2.6 since 1-year age groups were required. Populations for this figure are 2006 projected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population estimates based on the 2001 census. Data are included only for those states/territories for which the Indigenous identifier was considered reliable, that is, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory (public hospitals only for Northern Territory). The data are not necessarily representative of the jurisdictions excluded. 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.

Sources: AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database; Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Data table

Prevalence
Indigenous
(95% CI)
Other Australians
(95% CI)
0 to 1 years 1067.96
(939.41–1209.19)
895.12
(868.54–922.31)
2 to 4 years 1094.30
(986.03–1211.20)
1129.26
(1104.76–1154.17)
5 to 11 years 400.97
(357.36–448.44)
361.94
(353.06–370.99)
12 to 18 years 165.16
(136.68–197.83)
103.52
(98.90–108.30)

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