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released: 20 Oct 2008 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 and who visit their GP, are hospitalised or die due to asthma. Time trends and profiles of people who receive various treatments for asthma are also presented, along with information on those who have written asthma action plans. In addition, comorbidities and quality of life among people with asthma are investigated. This report also includes a chapter that focuses on asthma among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

ISSN 1448-7594; ISBN 978 1 74024 851 8; Cat. no. ACM 14; Internet only

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Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring 2008. Asthma in Australia 2008. Cat. no. ACM 14. Canberra: AIHW.

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