Asthma in Australia 2008 

Table A1.4
Asthma-specific questions from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Health Survey relevant to this report


Section of this report where data presented

Have you ever been told by a doctor or a nurse that you have asthma?
If yes, do you still get asthma?

Sections 2.1 and 3.1 (prevalence of ever having asthma)
Sections 2.1 and 3.2 (prevalence of current asthma)

Do you have a written asthma action plan?
Did you get the asthma action plan from a doctor?
Did you get the asthma action plan from a nurse?
Did you get the asthma action plan from a chemist?
Is your action plan similar to this?

Sections 2.4 and 6.1 (written asthma action plans)

Have you taken any medication for asthma in the last 2 weeks?

Section 6.2 (use of asthma medications)
What are the names or brands of all the asthma medication you have used in the last 2 weeks?
During the last 2 weeks, have you used a nebuliser to administer this/any of these medication(s) for your asthma?

Have you taken any of these actions for your asthma in the last 2 weeks?
Which ones?
10. Admitted to hospital as an inpatient
11. Visited outpatient clinic
12. Visited emergency/casualty
13. Visited day clinic
14. Consulted a doctor (GP or specialist)
15. Consulted other health professional
16. Had days away from study/work
17. Had other days of reduced activities
18. Taken vitamin or mineral supplements
19. Used natural/herbal medicines
Did you consult a general practitioner or a specialist?

Section 8.2 (health-related actions taken for asthma)
Section 8.2 (days of reduced activity)



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