Asthma in Australia 2008
1. Results for people aged under 35 years are not presented because the number of deaths due to asthma with a comorbid condition listed was too small to produce a reliable estimate.
2. Associated causes of death are not mutually exclusive. Therefore, the columns for each age group can add up to more than 100%.
3. Asthma was classified according to International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) codes J45 and J46. Comorbidities were classified as follows: Influenza and pneumonia (J0–J22); COPD and bronchiectasis (J40–J44, J47); diabetes mellitus (E10–E14); heart, stroke and vascular disease (I20–I25, I60–I69, I50, I70–I79); arthritis and osteoporosis (M00–M25, M80–M82); mental and behavioural disorders (F30–F39, F40–F48, F90–F98); and malignant neoplasms (i.e. cancer) (C00–C97).
Source: AIHW National Mortality Database.
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