Asthma in Australia 2008 Red and Blue person

Figure 7.1
Prevalence of current smoking among adults aged 18 years and over, by asthma status, age group and sex, 2004–05

Note: Age-standardised to the Australian population as at June 2001.

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

Data table

Current Asthma 
(95% CD)
No Asthma
(95% CI)
Males 18 to 34
37.5
(30.9–44.1)
32.5
(30.5–34.6)
35 to 64
25.9
(20.7–31.1)
26.5
(25.0–28.1)
65+
4.5
(0.9–8.1)
9.7
(7.8–11.6)
All ages
26.1
(22.6–29.5)
25.2
(24.2–26.3)
Females 18 to 34
28.7
(23.6–33.7)
25.1
(23.1–27.1)
35 to 64
24.8
(20.7–28.9)
20.5
(19.1–21.9)
65+
9.3
(4.6–14.0)
5.7
(4.3–7.1)
All ages
23.5
(20.7–26.2)
19.2
(18.2–20.2)
Persons 18 to 34
32.2
(28.0–36.4)
28.9
(27.5–30.4)
35 to 64
25.3
(22.0–28.5)
23.6
(22.5–24.6)
65+
7.4
(4.1–10.7)
7.6
(6.4–8.7)
All ages
24.5
(22.3–26.7)
22.3
(21.5–23.0)

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