Asthma in Australia 2008 

Figure 5.20
Seasonal variation in hospital separation rates for asthma, by age, children and adults, 2004

Notes: Separations for which the care type was reported as Newborn with no qualified days, and records for Hospital boarders and Posthumous organ procurement have been excluded. Asthma classified according to International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) codes J45 and J46. Week one begins Monday 4 January 2004. Queensland is excluded from the data. Y axis has a different scale for adults and children.

Sources: AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database; Australian Bureau of Statistics.


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