Asthma in Australia 2008 

Table 6.5
Proportion of concessional population dispensed oral corticosteroids, by demographic characteristics, 2006

Demographic characteristics

       Age 15 years and over

 

Age 15–34 years

Number

Per cent

 

Number

Per cent

Sex

 

 

 

 

 

Male

67,013

3.1

 

5,098

1.1

Female

108,141

3.7

 

11,954

1.8

Age group

 

 

 

 

 

15–34 years

17,052

1.5

 

17,052

1.5

35–64 years

55,552

3.1

 

..

..

65 years and over

102,550

4.6

 

..

..

Remoteness category

 

 

 

 

 

Major Cities

108,015

3.4

 

10,581

1.5

Inner Regional

44,605

3.8

 

4,343

1.6

Other areas(a)

22,433

2.9

 

2,114

1.3

All concession card holders

175,154

3.4

 

17,052

1.5

.. 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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