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released: 24 Aug 2005 author: AIHW media release

Chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma and emphysema, are very prevalent in Australia. They disrupt the daily life and productivity of many individuals and lead to thousands of deaths each year. Many of these diseases are largely preventable and manageable. This report brings together data from a variety of sources to highlight the prevalence and impact of chronic respiratory diseases in Australia. The information included in this report will be relevant to policy makers, the broader community and anyone with an interest in the respiratory diseases.

ISBN 978 1 74024 490 9; Cat. no. PHE 63; 84pp.; Internet Only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (149K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables, figures, fact sheets and boxes
    • Contributors
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Executive summary
  • Sections (319K PDF)
    • Introduction
      • Purpose and scope of the report
      • Structure of the report
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
      • Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
      • Consequences of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Asthma
      • Prevalence of asthma
      • Consequences of asthma
    • Other chronic respiratory diseases
      • Bronchiectasis
      • Pneumoconiosis
      • Chronic sinusitis
      • Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
    • Risk factors
      • Tobacco smoking
      • Environmental factors
      • Predisposing factors
      • Other risk factors
    • Prevention of chronic respiratory diseases
      • Prevention strategies
      • Management of chronic respiratory diseases
      • Self-management
    • Conclusions
  • End matter (165K PDF)
    • Glossary
    • Appendix A: Data tables
    • Appendix B: Data issues
      • Description of data sources
      • Statistical methods and data classifications
      • Assessment of data sources
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2005. Chronic respiratory diseases in Australia: their prevalence, consequences and prevention. Cat. no. PHE 63. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 20 September 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467751>.