released: 12 Aug 2005 author: Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring media release
Asthma is an important health problem in Australia. This report brings together data from a wide range of sources to describe the current status of Asthma in Australia. It includes information on the number of people who have asthma, who receive various treatments for asthma, who have written asthma action plans, and who visit their GP, are hospitalised or die due to asthma. Health care expenditure for asthma is also discussed. In addition, a chapter has been included in this report that focuses on asthma in Australian children.
ISSN 1448-7594; ISBN 978 1 74024 487 9; Cat. no. ACM 6; 236pp.; OUT OF PRINT
- Updated information will be included on an ongoing basis, where available.
- Data tables have been provided for all figures.
- Selected data tables contain row and column totals not presented in the printed version of the report.
- Minor corrections have been made where errors appeared in the printed report.
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Publication table of contents (and part PDFs)
- Preliminary material (258K PDF)
- List of tables
- List of figures
- Introduction (165K PDF)
- What is asthma?
- Responses to asthma in Australia
- Overview of this report
- Asthma in children (1.2M PDF)
- Prevalence of asthma in children (387K PDF)
- Health service use for asthma among children (806K PDF)
- Management of asthma in children (137K PDF)
- Prevalence (774K PDF)
- Prevalence of asthma
- Time trends in the prevalence of current asthma (188K PDF)
- International comparisons (282K PDF)
- Differentials in the prevalence of current asthma (385K PDF)
- Mortality (855K PDF)
- Deaths due to asthma
- Asthma as an underlying or associated cause of death (139K PDF)
- Time trends in asthma deaths (258K PDF)
- International comparisons (242K PDF)
- Differentials in asthma mortality (377K PDF)
- Seasonal variation in mortality risk (104K PDF)
- Use of health services (2.13M PDF)
- General practice encounters (594K PDF)
- Hospital emergency department visits (408K PDF)
- Hospitalisations (882K PDF)
- Invasive mechanical ventilation (269K PDF)
- Re-attendances for asthma (215K PDF)
- Management (1.3 M PDF)
- Written asthma action plans (279K PDF)
- Medication use (420K PDF)
- Spirometry (405K PDF)
- Smoking (419K PDF)
- People with asthma who smoke
- Passive smoke exposure in children with asthma
- Quality of life and markers of asthma control (360K PDF)
- Impact of asthma on self-assessed health
- Impact of asthma on the domains of HRQoL
- Markers of asthma control
- Expenditure (392K PDF)
- Overall expenditure on asthma
- Expenditure by health care sector
- Changes in expenditure on asthma, 1993-94 to 2000-01
- End matter
Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring 2005. Asthma in Australia 2005. Cat. no. ACM 6. Canberra: AIHW.