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released: 1 May 2007 author: Ampon R, Correll P, Marks G, Poulos L & Waters AM media release

This report presents asthma results from the 2004-05 National Health Survey. The National Health Survey is conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics every three years and currently provides the only nation-wide source of self-reported experiences with asthma including prevalence, management, quality of life and health-related behaviours. This report makes comparisons between people with and without asthma, investigates the effect of social and demographic characteristics and compares the findings from this, most recent, survey with those the previous National Health Survey conducted in 2001. It will be of value to all those interested in having updated information on the status of asthma in Australia, such as those involved in asthma care and government policy makers.

ISBN 978 1 74024 677 4; Cat. no. ACM 10; 100pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Half title page and verso pages
    • Title page and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Sections
    1. Introduction
      • Objectives of this report
    2. Mental health-related care in general practice
      • Prevalence of ever having asthma
      • Prevalence of current asthma
    3. Management and care of asthma
      • Written asthma action plans
      • Health-related actions taken for asthma
      • Use of asthma medications
    4. Lifestyle-related behaviours and asthma
      • People with asthma who smoke
      • Passive smoke exposure in children with asthma
      • Overweight and obesity
      • Exercise level
    5. Quality of life
      • Self-assessed health status
      • Days of reduced activity
      • Psychological distress
    6. Comorbidity with other long-term conditions
  • End matter
    • Appendix 1: Methods, definitions and population groups
      • A1.1 Methods of the National Health Survey
      • A1.2 Calculation of rates
      • A1.3 Population data
      • A1.4 Population groups
      • A1.5 Calculation of exercise level
    • References
    • List of tables and figures

Recommended citation

Ampon R, Correll P, Marks G, Poulos L & Waters AM 2007. Asthma in Australia: findings from the 2004-05 National Health Survey. Asthma series. Cat. no. ACM 10. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 24 July 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467971>.

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