Asthma in Australia 2008 

Figure 4.8
Deaths due to asthma per 100,000 population, by country of birth, people aged 5 years and over, 2002–2006

Notes: Age-standardised to the Australian population as at June 2001. Mortality data aggregated from 2002–2006. Asthma classified according to International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) codes J45 and J46. English-speaking background includes anyone born in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America, South Africa or Zimbabwe. Non-English-speaking background includes all those born in other countries. See Appendix 1, Section A1.12.2 for further information on country of birth classifications. Results for significance testing for differences between non-English-speaking versus English-speaking background within each age group were as follows: 5–34 years, p = 0.0299; 35–64 years, p < 0.0001; 65 years and over, p = 0.5936.

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

Data table

English Speaking Background
Non English Speaking Background
Current asthma
(95% CI)
Current asthma
(95% CI)
5 to 34 years 0.36
35 to 64 years 1.18
65 and over 8.93

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