Asthma in Australia 2008 

Table 3.7
Proportion of people with current asthma whose sleep was disturbed by asthma, 1996–2006

Population/study

Response

Rate (%)

95% CI

ADULTS

Times woken up because of asthma in the past 4 weeks

Australian Asthma Survey

December 2003 to January 2004

Age 16 years and over

Every night
More than once per week
Less than once per week
Not at all

3.2
8.8
10.5
77.5

(n = 1,006)

2.1–4.3
7.1–10.6
8.2–11.9
75.4–80.6

Woken at night due to asthma

SA Omnibus

Age 15 years and over

Weekly or more often

2003        16.2
2002        17.6
2001        15.9
2000        11.8
1999        14.5
1998        13.3
1997        21.6
1996        15.4

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

CHILDREN

Been woken by asthma or wheezing in last 4 weeks

Victorian Child Health and Wellbeing Survey (2006)

Age 1 to under 13 years

Yes

No

17.2

82.7

(n = 652)

13.7–20.7

79.2–86.2

Times woken up because of asthma in the past 4 weeks

Australian Asthma Survey

December 2003 to January 2004

Age less than 16 years

Every night
More than once per week
Less than once per week
Not at all

0.9
7.6
11.9
79.6

(n = 199)

0.0–2.2
3.9–11.3
7.5–16.5
74.4–85.6

n.a. Not available

Note: 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) for results from the Australian Asthma Survey were estimated using the sample size and the proportions and the normal approximation.

Sources: Australian Asthma Survey—Marks et al. 2007; Victorian Child Health and Wellbeing Survey—unpublished data; SA Omnibus— Wilson et al. 2006.

 

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