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Chapter 2: Asthma in children
Table 2.1 Prevalence of ever being diagnosed with asthma by Indigenous status, Australia, 2004–05 (per cent)
Table 2.2 Prevalence of ever being diagnosed with asthma among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, 1999–2006
Table 2.3 Prevalence of current asthma by Indigenous status, Australia, 2004–05 (per cent)
Table 2.4 Prevalence of current asthma among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children,  Australia, 1999–2004
Table 2.5 Selected comorbidities among patients admitted to hospital with a principal diagnosis of asthma, by Indigenous status and age, 2003–04 to 2005–06
Table 2.6 Exposure to passive smoke and in-utero exposure to smoking in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, 1999–2002
Table 2.7 Comorbidities among people with and without asthma, by Indigenous status, 2004–05
Chapter 3: Prevalence
Table 3.1 Prevalence of asthma ever being diagnosed by a doctor, adults, most recent health survey results, 2002–2007
Table 3.2 Prevalence of ever being diagnosed with asthma in children, most recent health survey results, 2002–2007
Table 3.3 Prevalence of current asthma in adults, most recent health survey results, 2002–2007
Table 3.4 Prevalence of current asthma in children, most recent health survey results, 2002–2007
Table 3.5 National Asthma Council Australia Asthma Management Handbook assessment of asthma severity in newly diagnosed adults
Table 3.6 National Asthma Council Australia Asthma Management Handbook assessment of asthma severity in newly diagnosed children aged over 5 years
Table 3.7 Proportion of people with current asthma whose sleep was disturbed by asthma, 1996–2006
Table 3.8 The prevalence and rate ratios associated with selected long-term comorbidities among people with and without asthma by age group, 2004–05
Chapter 4: Mortality
Table 4.1 Comorbidities in people who died from asthma, by broad age group, 2001–2005
Table 4.2 Proportion of deaths due to other causes where asthma was listed as an associated cause, 2001–2005 (per cent)
Chapter 5: Use of health services
Table 5.1 General practice encounters for asthma per 100 population, adults and children, April 1998 to March 2008
Table 5.2 Proportion of general practice encounters for asthma, adults and children, April 1998 to March 2008
Chapter 6: Management
Table 6.1 Possession of asthma action plans by people with current asthma, 2001–2007
Table 6.2 Proportion of population dispensed inhaled corticosteroids (alone or in combination with long-acting beta-agonists), by demographic characteristics, 2006
Table 6.3 Proportion of people with government health-care concession cards dispensed short-acting beta-agonists, by demographic characteristics, 2006
Table 6.4 Proportion of population dispensed long-acting beta-agonists, by demographic characteristics, 2006
Table 6.5 Proportion of concessional population dispensed oral corticosteroids, by demographic characteristics, 2006
Chapter 7: Smoking
Table 7.1 Smoking status among people with and without current asthma, most recent survey results, 2004–2007
Table 7.2 Exposure to passive smoking among children, 2004–2007
Chapter 8: Quality of life and markers of asthma control
Table 8.1 Self-assessed health in people with and without current asthma, 2002–2007
Table 8.2 Psychological component of quality of life, adults, 2000–2007
Table 8.3 Social component of quality of life, adults and children, Australia, 2002–2007
Appendix 1
Table A1.1 Asthma definitions used in the National Health Survey and state surveys
Table A1.2 Variables for asthma medication groupings by name, ATC code and generic code
Table A1.3 Variables for asthma-related procedures and referrals
Table A1.4 Asthma-specific questions from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Health Survey relevant to this report
Table A1.5 General questions from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Health Survey relevant to this report
Table A1.6 Asthma-specific and other relevant questions included in the National  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey 2004–05
Table A1.7 Inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta-agonists items in the PBS (2003–2006)
Table A1.8 Classification of respiratory medications
Table A1.9 Comparability factors for hospital separations for asthma
Table A1.10 Disease codes
Table A1.11 Comparability factors for asthma mortality data
Table A1.12 ABS classes of remoteness, by ASGC and their definition
Appendix 2
Table A2.1 Prevalence of current asthma, by age, sex and Indigenous status, 2004–05
Table A2.2 Prevalence of current asthma, by age and Indigenous status, children aged 0–17 years, 2004–05
Table A2.3 Hospital separations for asthma per 100,000 population, by age group and Indigenous status, Australia, 2005–06
Table A2.4 Hospital patient days for asthma per 100,000 population, by age group and Indigenous status, Australia, 2005–06
Table A2.5 Prevalence of ever having doctor-diagnosed asthma, by age group and sex, all ages, Australia, 2004–05
Table A2.6 Current prevalence of probable asthma, by age group and sex, all ages, Australia, 2004–05
Table A2.7 Deaths due to asthma, by sex, all ages, Australia, 1979–2006
Table A2.8 Deaths due to asthma, by sex, people aged 5–34 years, Australia, 1979–2006
Table A2.9 General practice encounters for asthma, by age group, Australia, April 1998 to March 2007
Table A2.10 Hospital separations for asthma, by age group and sex, Australia, 1993–2005
Table A2.11 Hospital patient days for asthma per 100,000 population, by age group, Australia, 1993–2007

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