Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 What do we already know about the distribution of asthma and COPD?
      • 1.2 Purpose of this report
    • 2 Methods
      • 2.1 Data
      • 2.2 Calculating and interpreting hospitalisation rates
      • 2.3 Investigating how the hospitalisation rates vary by location
      • 2.4 Data quality statements
      • 2.5 Computer packages
    • 3 Results
      • 3.1 Hospitalisation rates
      • 3.2 Variation in the hospitalisation rates
      • 3.3 Poisson regression models
      • 3.4 Characteristics of the top 10 SSDs
    • 4 Discussion
  • End matter
    • Appendix A Additional maps
      • Asthma hospitalisations
      • COPD hospitalisations
    • Appendix B Technical information
      • B.1 Coding information for the NHMD
      • B.2 SSDs not shown
      • B.3 SSD characteristics
    • Appendix C Poisson regression
      • C.1 Adjusting the Poisson regression statistical tests for overdispersion
      • C.2 Poisson regression model form:
    • Appendix D Fitted Poisson models
      • D.1 Asthma hospitalisations
      • D.2 COPD hospitalisations
    • List of figures
    • List of tables
    • References