Asthma in Australia 2008 

Table 2.1
Prevalence of ever being diagnosed with asthma by Indigenous status, Australia, 2004–05 (per cent)

Age group

Indigenous (95% CI)

Non-Indigenous (95% CI)

0–17 years

24.0 (21.5–26.6)

21.3 (19.9–22.7)

18 years and over

27.1 (24.6–29.6)

19.8 (19.1–20.6)

All ages

26.4 (24.4–28.3)

20.2 (19.6–20.8)

Note: Age-standardised to the Australian population as at June 2001; CI = confidence interval.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS) and National Health Survey (NHS) 2004–05, expanded confidentialised unit record files, Remote Access Data Laboratory.

 

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