• Print

released: 26 Mar 2013 author: AIHW media release

This report investigates how hospitalisation rates for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) vary across Australia. Maps in the report show higher hospitalisation rates for both asthma and COPD in inland and rural areas of Australia. Socioeconomic status, remoteness and the proportion of the population that identifies as Indigenous all have a significant association with the hospitalisation rates for asthma and COPD by area.

ISBN 978-1-74249-416-6; Cat. no. ACM 26; 50pp.; $13

printed copy

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 What do we already know about the distribution of asthma and COPD?
      • 1.2 Purpose of this report
    • 2 Methods
      • 2.1 Data
      • 2.2 Calculating and interpreting hospitalisation rates
      • 2.3 Investigating how the hospitalisation rates vary by location
      • 2.4 Data quality statements
      • 2.5 Computer packages
    • 3 Results
      • 3.1 Hospitalisation rates
      • 3.2 Variation in the hospitalisation rates
      • 3.3 Poisson regression models
      • 3.4 Characteristics of the top 10 SSDs
    • 4 Discussion
  • End matter
    • Appendix A Additional maps
      • Asthma hospitalisations
      • COPD hospitalisations
    • Appendix B Technical information
      • B.1 Coding information for the NHMD
      • B.2 SSDs not shown
      • B.3 SSD characteristics
    • Appendix C Poisson regression
      • C.1 Adjusting the Poisson regression statistical tests for overdispersion
      • C.2 Poisson regression model form:
    • Appendix D Fitted Poisson models
      • D.1 Asthma hospitalisations
      • D.2 COPD hospitalisations
    • List of figures
    • List of tables
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Geographic distribution of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospitalisations in Australia: 2007-08 to 2009-10. Cat. no. ACM 26. Canberra: AIHW.