Asthma in Australia 2008 

Table 6.1
Possession of asthma action plans by people with current asthma, 2001–2007

Place

Age (people with current asthma)

Year

Rate (%)

95% CI

Possession of a written asthma action plan

Australia (1)

All ages (n = 2,782)

2004–05

 22.5

20.6–24.3

Australia (1)

15 years and over (n = 2,202)

2004–05

18.8

16.8–20.8

Possession of a written asthma management plan from doctor on how to treat your asthma

New South Wales (2)

16 years and over (n = 886)

2006

37.6

33.2–42.0

New South Wales (3)

16 years and over (n = 1,282)

2005

45.9

42.1–49.7

Possession of a written asthma action plan from doctor

Victoria (4)

 

2006

53.7

48.6–58.8

Possession of written instructions from their doctor about how to manage worsening asthma

Australia (5)

16 years and over (n = 1,006)

2003–04

21.6

19.1–24.1

As far as you are aware, do you have a treatment plan for your asthma?

Queensland (6)

18 years and over (n = 382)

2006

19.4

15.5–24.0

Possession of an asthma action plan (written instructions on what to do if asthma is out of control)

South Australia (7)

15 years and over

2003

20.8

n.a.

South Australia (7)

15 years and over

2002

18.5

n.a.

CHILDREN

Possession of an asthma action plan (written instructions on what to do if asthma is out of control)

New South Wales (8)

2–12 years (n = 1,296)

2001

43.6

40.1–47.2

Proportion who have written asthma action plans

Victoria (9)

1 to under 13 years

2006

62.6

58.0–67.2

Notes: Separations for which the care type was reported as Newborn with no qualified days, and records for Hospital boarders and Posthumous organ procurement have been excluded. Asthma classified according to International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) codes J45 and J46.

Source: AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database.

 

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