Asthma in Australia 2008 

Figure 4.11
Seasonal variation in the rate of deaths due to asthma, by broad age group, 2002–2006

Notes: Asthma classified according to International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) codes J45 and J46. Mortality data aggregated from 2002–2006. For each month, the deviation from that year’s monthly average number of deaths for the relevant age group was calculated. The mean monthly deviation was then calculated over the observed 5 years. Results for significance testing of monthly deviation from the yearly average were as follows: 5–34 years, p = 0.0890; 35–64 years, p = 0.1643; 65 years and over, p < 0.001.

Sources: AIHW National Mortality Database; Australian Bureau of Statistics.


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