This bulletin presents information on the incidence, prevalence and trends for three of the major chronic diseases among children-asthma, diabetes and cancer. In addition, information about problems managed by general practitioners is presented, as well as a summary of hospitalisations and deaths for a wider range of childhood chronic diseases including cerebral palsy, epilepsy and cystic fibrosis.
ISSN 1446 9820; ISBN 978 1 74024 496 1; Cat. no. AUS 62; 16pp.; Internet Only
Publication table of contents
- What is a chronic disease?
- Definitions of selected chronic diseases affecting children
- Are there any known risk factors for childhood chronic diseases?
- Hospitalisation and deaths due to chronic disease
AIHW 2005. Selected chronic diseases among Australia's children. AIHW bulletin no. 29. Cat. no. AUS 62. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 25 May 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467756>.