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released: 14 Oct 2009 author: Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring media release

Within the first 3 years of life, 16.9% of infants experience asthma or wheeze. Among non-asthmatic children aged 4 to 5 years, 4.1% will develop asthma by the seventh year of life. These and other new insights into the incidence, natural progression and outcomes associated with childhood asthma are presented in this report, based on analysis of Growing up in Australia: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children.

ISBN 978 1 74024 960 7; Cat. no. ACM 17; 74pp.; Internet only

Recommended citation

Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring 2009. Asthma in Australian children: findings from Growing Up in Australia, the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Cat. no. ACM 17. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 7 December 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468289>.

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