Asthma in Australia 2008 

Figure 5.14
Medications prescribed for the treatment of asthma in general practice, by class of medication and prescription status, people aged 15 years and over, April 2004 to March 2007

Notes: Asthma classified according to International Classification of Primary Care, 2nd edition (ICPC-2) code R96. ICS = inhaled corticosteroids, LABA = long-acting beta-agonists, OCS = oral corticosteroids, LTRA = leukotriene receptor antagonists.

Source: Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) program.

Data table

 
New
Combination
Unknown
Total
Total (95% CI Width)
Any ICS
11.40
31.52
13.48
56.40
1.83
ICS/LABA combination
8.43
23.63
10.50
42.56
1.88
ICS alone
3.00
7.91
3.10
14.01
1.19
OCS
6.21
1.89
2.74
10.83
1.11
LTRA
0.14
0.25
0.07
0.46
0.23
Cromones
0.19
0.30
0.14
0.64
0.24

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