Asthma in Australia 2008 

Table 6.3
Proportion of people with government health-care concession cards dispensed short-acting beta-agonists, by demographic characteristics, 2006

Demographic characteristics

       Age 15 years and over

 

Age 15–34 years

Number

Per cent

 

Number

Per cent

Sex

 

 

 

 

 

Male

240,505

11.0

 

39,839

8.5

Female

391,226

13.2

 

73,001

11.0

Age group

 

 

 

 

 

15–34 years

112,840

10.0

 

112,840

10.0

35–64 years

221,093

12.3

 

..

..

65 years and over

297,798

13.5

 

..

..

Remoteness category

 

 

 

 

 

Major Cities

391,579

12.3

 

70,425

10.1

Inner Regional

158,050

13.4

 

28,324

10.4

Other areas(a)

81,680

10.5

 

14,007

8.7

All concession card holders

631,731

12.3

 

112,840

10.0

.. Not applicable.

(a) Other areas include Outer Regional, Remote and Very Remote.

Note: The National Health Survey was used to estimate the total number of Australians with a government concession card.

Sources: Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme; Australian Bureau of Statistics 2004–05 National Health Survey.

 

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