Asthma in Australia 2008 

Table 2.3
Prevalence of current asthma by Indigenous status, Australia, 2004–05 (per cent)

Age group

Indigenous (95% CI)

Non-Indigenous (95% CI)

0–17 years

13.5 (11.9–15.1)

11.2 (10.1–12.3)

18 years and over

17.5 (15.4–19.5)

9.8 (9.3–10.4)

All ages

16.5 (14.9–18.1)

10.2 (9.7–10.7)

Note: Age-standardised to the Australian population as at June 2001; CI = confidence interval.

Source: Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring (ACAM) analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS) and National Health Survey (NHS) 2004–05, expanded confidentialised unit record files, Remote Access Data Laboratory.

 

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