Asthma in Australia 2008 

Figure 6.15
Use of long-acting beta-agonists among children, by age group, number of prescriptions and year, 2003–2006

Note: Includes all those using long-acting beta-agonists alone and in combined formulation with inhaled corticosteroids.

Sources: Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme; Australian Bureau of Statistics. .

Data table

Year
13+
7–12
4–6
2–3
1
0 to 4 years 2003 0.004 0.050 0.153 0.354 0.643
2004 0.004 0.056 0.177 0.402 0.753
2005 0.004 0.062 0.186 0.454 0.875
2006 0.003 0.059 0.166 0.378 0.726
5 to 14 years 2003 0.021 0.221 0.463 0.833 1.391
2004 0.019 0.206 0.467 0.896 1.487
2005 0.016 0.189 0.473 0.991 1.772
2006 0.013 0.174 0.448 0.900 1.547

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