Asthma in Australia 2008 

Figure 6.8
Use of inhaled corticosteroids (alone or in combination with long-acting beta-agonists) in children, by age, number of prescriptions and year, 2003–2006

Note: Includes prescriptions for inhaled corticosteroids alone or in combination with long-acting beta-agonists.

Sources: Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme; Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Data table

Number of prescriptions
Year 1 2–3 4–6 7–12 13+
0 to 4 years 2003 1.64 0.87 0.35 0.11 0.01
2004 1.66 0.90 0.35 0.12 0.01
2005 1.63 0.86 0.34 0.11 0.01
2006 1.35 0.69 0.28 0.09 0.01
5 to 14 years 2003 2.78 1.55 0.72 0.30 0.03
2004 2.63 1.49 0.69 0.27 0.02
2005 2.68 1.47 0.66 0.24 0.02
2006 2.13 1.20 0.55 0.21 0.02

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