Table of contents

  • Foreword
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Highlights
  1. Introduction
  2. Prevalence
  3. Impact
    • Quality of life, severity and disability
    • Mortality
  4. Risk factors for asthma
    • Smoking in people with asthma
    • Passive smoke exposure in children with asthma
  5. Management and care
    • Asthma-related general practice encounters
    • Asthma action plans
    • Medication use
    • Spirometry
    • Attendance at hospital Emergency Departments
    • Hospitalisations
  • Appendix 1
    • A1.1 Data sources
    • A1.2 Classifications used in this report
    • A1.3 Analysis methods
  • Appendix 2: Statistical tables
  • Abbreviations
  • Glossary
  • References