Respiratory conditions affect the airways, including the lungs as well as the passages that transfer air from the mouth and nose into the lungs. They can be long lasting (chronic) or short term (acute) and can cause ill health, disability and death.
More reports and statistics on respiratory conditions can be found under Chronic disease.
Web report |
25 Aug 2020
In 2017–18, females aged 15 and over were 2.3 times more likely to be admitted to hospital for asthma than males
In 2017–18, boys aged 0–14 were 1.6 times more likely to be admitted to hospital for asthma than girls
1 in 9 Australians had asthma in 2017–18 that had been diagnosed by a doctor or nurse based on self-reported survey data
COPD was the 5th leading cause of death in 2018
In 2017–18, admissions to hospital for COPD were highest in winter and early spring
The prevalence of COPD was higher in the lowest socioeconomic area compared with that in the highest socioeconomic area
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