Asthma in Australia 2008 

Figure 3.8
Prevalence of current asthma, by age and country of birth, 2004–05

Notes: Age-standardised to the Australian population as at June 2001. English-speaking background includes anyone born in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America or South Africa. Non-English-speaking background includes all those born in other countries. See Appendix 1, Section A1.12.2 for further information on country of birth classifications.

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
NESB
(95% CI)
ESB
(95% CI)
0 to 34 years
4.5
(2.7–6.3)
12.1
(11.4–12.9)
34 to 64 years
4.2
(3.2–5.3)
10.0
(9.2–10.8)
65 and over
9.3
(6.5–12.1)
9.7
(8.3–11.1)

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