Asthma in Australia 2008 

Figure 3.4
Prevalence of current asthma, by age and sex, 2004–05

Note: Age-standardised to the Australian population as at June 2001. The overall prevalence of current asthma among females was significantly higher than among males (p < 0.0001).

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

Data table

Prevalence
Boys
(95% CI)
Girls
(95% CI)
0 to 4 years 8.1
(6.0–10.2)
6.5
(4.6–8.4)
5 to 9 years 13.0
(10.4–15.5)
12.0
(9.5–14.5)
10 to 14 years 16.8
(13.9–19.6)
11.2
(8.7–13.6)
15 to 24 years 10.6
(9.0–12.3)
14.4
(12.4–16.3)
25 to 34 years 8.0
(6.6–9.4)
13.4
(11.5–15.2)
35 to 44 years
7.7
(6.4–9.0)
12.1
(10.5–13.7)
45 to 54 years
7.0
(5.6–8.3)
11.4
(9.7–13.1)
55 to 64 years
7.0
(5.5–8.5)
10.5
(8.6–12.3)
65 to 74 years
8.6
(6.6–10.7)
12.4
(10.0–14.8)
75 and over
7.3
(5.6–9.1)
8.3
(6.6–10.1)
All ages
8.9
(8.4–9.5)
11.5
(10.9–12.1)

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