Asthma in Australia 2008 

Table A1.5
General questions from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Health Survey relevant to this report

Question(s)

Section of this report where data presented

In general, would you say that your health is excellent, very good, good, fair or poor?

Sections 2.6 and 8.1 (self-assessed health status)

Do you currently smoke?
Do you smoke regularly, that is, at least once a day?
Have you ever smoked regularly (that is, at least once a day)?

Sections 2.5 and 7.1 (people with asthma who smoke)

Does anyone (else) in this household smoke regularly that is at least once a day?
How many (other) people in this household smoke regularly?
Do you or does anyone else usually smoke inside the house?

Sections 2.5 and 7.2 (passive smoke exposure in children with asthma)

In the past 4 weeks:
About how often did you feel tired out for no good reason?
About how often did you feel nervous?
About how often did you feel so nervous that nothing could calm you down?
About how often did you feel without hope/hopeless?
About how often did you feel restless or jumpy/fidgety?
About how often did you feel so restless that you could not sit still?
About how often did you feel depressed?
About how often did you feel that everything was an effort?
About how often did you feel so sad that nothing could cheer you up?
About how often did you feel worthless?
Responses: 1. All of the time / 2. Most of the time / 3. Some of the time /
4. A little of the time / 5. None of the time

Used to calculate Kessler-10 score in Section 8.2 (psychological distress)

In the last 2 weeks have you stayed away from your work for more than half the day because of any illness or injury you had?
On how many days in the last 2 weeks have you stayed away from your work?

Section 8.2 (days of reduced activity)
Used to calculate differences between people with and without current asthma

 

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