Asthma in Australia 2008 

Table 2.4
Prevalence of current asthma among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, Australia, 1999–2004

 

 

 

Indigenous

Non-Indigenous

Location (source)

Year

Age range

No. in survey

Rate (95% CI)

No. in survey

Rate (95% CI)

Does your child have asthma?

Australian Capital Territory (1)

1999–2001

4–6 years

204

24% (18.1–29.9)

10,070

15.1% (14.4–15.8)

Victoria, School Entrant Health Questionnaire (2)

1998–2004

4–6 years

6,657

26.5% (25.4–27.6)

363,207

200% (19.9–20.1.)

Wheeze in the past 12 months

Remote communities, North Queensland (3)

1999

0–17 years

1,650

12.4% (10.8–14.0)

n.a.

n.a.

n.a. Not available

Sources: (1) Glasgow et al. 2003; (2) Griffin et al. 2006; (3) Valery et al. 2001.

 

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