Asthma in Australia 2005 

Figure 4.4
World ranking of asthma mortality per 100,000 population, people aged 5 to 34 years

Note: WHO country-specific mortality data for ICD codes 490 to 493 have been used. These codes incorporate asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and bronchitis not specified as acute or chronic. However in the 5 to 34 year age group, these mortality figures have been shown to be similar to the asthma mortality rates. For each country, the mean mortality rate from the two most recent years available was presented (mean 1996 to 1997); mortality data not reported if prior to 1992.

Source: GINA 2004. Copyright Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). Reproduced with permission.

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