Asthma in Australia 2005 

Figure 4.5
Deaths due to asthma per 100,000 population, by age group and sex, Australia, 1999–2003

Note: Age-specific death rates for aggregated data from 1999 to 2003. Asthma classified according to ICD-10 codes J45 & J46.

Sources: AIHW National Mortality Database; Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Data table

Age group (years)
Males
(95% CI)
Females
(95% CI)
0 to 4
0.30
(0–0.6)
0.80
(0–1.3)
5 to 14
1.59
(0.7–2.2)
1.29
(0.5–1.8)
15 to 34
3.35
(2.6–4.0)
2.73
(2.0–3.3)
35 to 64
6.41
(5.5–7.2)
8.66
(7.6–9.6)
65 and over
38.45
(34.5–42.0)
60.42
(56.1–64.4)

© Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2005