Asthma in Australia 2005 

Figure 5.18
Proportion of all emergency department visits that are for asthma, by age group and socioeconomic status, New South Wales and Victoria, July 1999 to June 2004

Sources: NSW Emergency Department Data Collection (EDDC) (HOIST), Centre for Epidemiology and Research, NSW Department of Health; Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset, Victorian Department of Human Services.

Data table

Age group (years)
SEIFA 1 (most disadvantaged)
SEIFA 2
SEIFA 3
SEIFA 4
SEIFA 5 (most advantaged)
0 to 4
3.40 (3.34–3.45)
3.13 (3.07–3.20)
2.99 (2.93–3.05)
3.52 (3.45–3.58)
3.86 (3.79–3.93)
5 to 14
3.70 (3.64–3.77)
3.22 (3.14–3.29)
3.10 (3.03–3.16)
3.49 (3.42–3.56)
3.69 (3.62–3.77)
15 to 34
1.35 (1.33–1.38)
1.48 (1.45–1.51)
1.40 (1.38–1.43)
1.51 (1.48–1.54)
1.61 (1.58–1.64)
35 to 64
1.20 (1.18–1.23)
1.16 (1.13–1.19)
1.09 (1.07–1.12)
1.13 (1.10–1.16)
1.02 (0.99–1.04)
65 and over
0.76 (0.74–0.78)
0.66 (0.63–0.69)
0.61 (0.59–0.63)
0.63 (0.61–0.66)
0.59 (0.57–0.61)

© Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2005