Asthma in Australia 2008 

Figure 2.6
Hospital separations for asthma per 100,000 population among Indigenous Australians, by broad age group and state and territory, 2006–07

Notes

1. Age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.

2. Asthma classified according to International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) codes J45 and J46. 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). The data are not necessarily representative of the jurisdictions excluded.

3. 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.

4. Different scale for each age group.

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

Data table

(a) Children (0 – 14 year)

 
Hospital separations per 100, 000 population
(95% CI)
NSW 335.9
(288.5–387.7)
Vic 138.6
(86.4–209.1)
Qld 298.7
(251.6–350.9)
WA 443.6
(370.2–525.8)
SA 364.5
(266.4–484.3)
NT 432.3
(362.1–511.3)
All 342.5
(316.7–369.7)

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(b) Adults (15 years and over)

 
Hospital separations per 100, 000 population
(95% CI)
NSW 626.0
(562.9–694.2)
Vic 655.1
(512.4–825.2)
Qld 443.9
(389.1–504.4)
WA 666.9
(572.2–772.8)
SA 715.6
(559.8–901.3)
NT 298.7
(229.5–382.3)
All 546.3
(512.6–581.7)

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