Asthma in Australia 2008 

Figure 4.1
Deaths due to asthma per 100,000 population, 3-year moving average, by sex, all ages and people aged 5–34 years, 1979–2006

Note: Age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001. Asthma classified according to International Statistical Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision (ICD-9) code 493 and 10th Revision (ICD-10) codes J45 and J46. Deaths coded to ICD-9 (1979–1996) were converted to ICD-10 (1997 onwards) using conversion factors (see Appendix 1 for details).

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

Data table

Year
Males (all ages)
Females (all ages)
Males (5 to 34 years)
Females (5 to 34 years)
1979
1980
3.6 3.1 1.0 0.9
1981
3.8 3.3 1.0 1.1
1982
3.9 3.3 1.0 1.1
1983
4.0 3.5 1.2 1.0
1984
4.4 3.9 1.3 1.1
1985
4.7 4.0 1.4 1.3
1986
4.8 4.4 1.4 1.4
1987
4.6 4.4 1.4 1.3
1988
4.7 4.7 1.3 1.2
1989
4.6 4.5 1.2 1.1
1990
4.4 4.3 1.1 1.1
1991
3.9 3.8 0.9 0.9
1992
3.6 3.7 0.8 0.8
1993
3.6 3.8 0.7 0.7
1994
3.4 3.9 0.7 0.8
1995
3.2 3.7 0.6 0.7
1996
2.9 3.3 0.6 0.5
1997
2.7 3.1 0.6 0.6
1998
2.4 2.8 0.6 0.7
1999
2.1 2.7 0.6 0.7
2000
2.0 2.5 0.6 0.5
2001
2.0 2.4 0.6 0.4
2002
1.7 2.1 0.5 0.3
2003
1.4 1.9 0.4 0.3
2004
1.2 1.7 0.4 0.3
2005
1.3 1.8 0.3 0.3
2006

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