Asthma in Australia 2008 

Figure 2.4
Hospital separations for asthma per 100,000 population, by age and Indigenous status, 2006–07


1. Age-standardised to the Australian population as at June 2001.

2. Data are included only for those states/territories for which the Indigenous identifier was considered reliable, that is, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory (public hospitals only for the Northern Territory). The data are not necessarily representative of the jurisdictions excluded. ‘Other Australians’ include people classified as non-Indigenous plus those who did not state their Indigenous status. People who did not state their Indigenous status comprised 1.2% of hospital separations among ‘other Australians’.

3. 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.

4. Asthma classified according to International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) codes J45 and J46.

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

Data table

(95% CI)
Other Australians
(95% CI)
0 to 4 years 1053.6
5 to 14 years 305.8
15 to 34 years 183.2
35 to 54 years 436.2
55 and over 425.4


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