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released: 13 Aug 2014 author: AIHW media release

Asthma death rates in Australia are high compared with many other countries and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of deaths in Australia and internationally. This report provides current information about mortality due to these conditions in Australia, examining trends over time, seasonal variation, international comparison and variation by age, sex, remoteness, Indigenous status, country of birth and socioeconomic disadvantage.

ISBN 978-1-74249-600-9; Cat. no. ACM 30; 52pp.; $10

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
      • Asthma
      • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
      • Deaths due to asthma and COPD are higher among
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Time trends in deaths due to asthma and COPD
    • 3 Years of life lost
    • 4 Population subgroups
    • 5 Seasonal variation in mortality risk
    • 6 Deaths involving asthma and COPD
  • End matter
    • Appendix: Technical notes
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Mortality from asthma and COPD in Australia. Cat. no. ACM 30. Canberra: AIHW.

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