Asthma in Australia 2008 

Table 4.2
Proportion of deaths due to other causes where asthma was listed as an associated cause, 2001–2005 (per cent)

 

Age group (years)

Condition

5–34

35–64

65 and over

All ages

Malignant neoplasms (cancer)

0.30

0.46

0.56

0.53

Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases

0.74

1.89

1.15

1.25

Diabetes mellitus

0

1.41

1.12

1.16

Mental and behavioural disorders

n.p.

0

0.57

0.80

Diseases of the circulatory system

0.98

1.07

0.92

0.93

Heart, stroke and vascular disease

1.51

0.97

0.90

0.91

Diseases of the respiratory system

0.52

1.32

0.44

0.51

Influenza, pneumonia and other acute respiratory tract infections

0.83

1.78

0.31

0.39

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchiectasis

3.70

1.25

0.54

0.61

Other upper respiratory tract diseases

0

3.03

0

0.62

Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

1.47

1.22

0.83

0.88

Arthritis and osteoporosis

0

1.40

1.20

1.20

Total deaths

0.46

0.72

0.72

0.71

n.p. Not published (numbers too small to produce a reliable estimate)

Sources: AIHW General Record of Incidence of Mortality (GRIM) books; ABS 2008.

 

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