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The authors of this report were Guy Marks, Leanne Poulos, Rosario Ampon and Anne-Marie Waters of the Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring.


Wei Xuan and Elena Belousova carried out extensive analysis and drafting of some sections.

The authors also acknowledge the contribution of Anne Chang who co-wrote the chapter on asthma in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Assistance in the early stages of drafting this report was also received from Rachelle Sullivan.

Deborah Baker, Margaret Williamson and Patricia Correll were authors on earlier editions of this series.

Analysis of state/territory computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI) data for the purposes of this report was by Nerissa Wood, Alison Daly, Linda Hayes, Sue-Lynne Khor, Taku Endo, Eleonora Dal Grande and Loretta Vaughan.

Refereeing was by Ilona Brockway, Christine Jenkins, David Muscatello, Kuldeep Bhatia, George Bodilsen, Robert van der Hoek, Rebecca Bennetts, Helena Britt, Christopher Harrison, Nancy Stace-Winkles, Christina Barry, Fadwa Al-yaman, Nicholas Glasgow, Margo Barr, John Goss, Gail Brien, Katrina Burgess, Isolde Kauffman and the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Assistance with analysis of the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) data was obtained from Lisa Valenti.

Preparation of this report was guided by the Steering Committee of the Australian System for Monitoring Asthma (ASMA), chaired by Robin Ould. Members of the ASMA Steering Committee at the time of publication were Norbert Berend, Kuldeep Bhatia, Donald Campbell, Peter Gibson, Nicholas Glasgow, Christine Jenkins, Susan Killion, Paul Magnus, Guy Marks, Craig Mellis, Charles Mitchell, David Muscatello, Kristine Whorlow and representatives from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Antoinette Zinoviev created this HTML version of the report.


This publication was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing through the National Asthma Management Program.

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