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.
of Australians reported having asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions in 2014–15—around 7 million people
Australians with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) reported having at least one other chronic condition, in 2014–15
Australians aged 45 and over reported having COPD in 2014–15
deaths were due to asthma in 2014 (0.3% of all deaths)
Australians with asthma reported having at least one other chronic condition in 2014–15
Australians reported having asthma in 2014–15
was the 5th leading cause of death in 2014 (4.6% of all deaths)
people aged 15 and over with asthma have a written asthma action plan, based on self-reported survey data
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