Asthma in Australia 2008
Notes: Age standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001. 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. 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.
Sources: AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database; Australian Bureau of Statistics.
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