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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2020) Asthma, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 10 December 2022.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2020). Asthma. Retrieved from https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-respiratory-conditions/asthma
Asthma. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 25 August 2020, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-respiratory-conditions/asthma
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Asthma [Internet]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2020 [cited 2022 Dec. 10]. Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-respiratory-conditions/asthma
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Asthma is a common chronic condition that affects the airways (the breathing passage that carries air into our lungs). People with asthma experience episodes of wheezing, breathlessness and chest tightness due to widespread narrowing of the airways.
1 in 9 Australians had asthma in 2017–18 that had been diagnosed by a doctor or nurse based on self-reported survey data
Around 1 in 4 aged 15 and over with asthma had a written asthma action plan, based on 2017–18 self-reported survey data
389 deaths were due to asthma in 2018
This report provides interactive data on the national asthma indicators published in the National Asthma Strategy 2018 by the National Asthma Council.
In 2017–18, boys aged 0–14 were 1.6 times more likely to be admitted to hospital for asthma than girls
In 2017–18, females aged 15 and over were 2.3 times more likely to be admitted to hospital for asthma than males
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