Asthma in Australia 2005 

Figure 4.9
Deaths due to asthma per 100,000 population, by sex and English-speaking versus non-English-speaking background, people aged 5 years and over, Australia, 1999–2003

Notes: Death rates for aggregated data from 1999 to 2003. Asthma classified according to ICD-10 codes J45 & J46. For definition of non-English-speaking background and English-speaking background see Glossary.

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

Data table

Sex and age group (years)
Non-English-speaking background
(95% CI)
English-speaking background
(95% CI)
Males
5 to 34
0.45
(0.22–0.90)
0.60
(0.50–1.73)
35 to 64
1.52
(1.15–2.00)
1.35
(1.17–1.55)
65 and over
9.23
(7.57–11.25)
8.93
(8.05–9.90)
5 years and over
2.50
(2.14–2.92)
1.81
(1.68–1.95)
Females
5 to 34
0.54
(0.28–1.00)
0.56
(0.45–0.68)
35 to 64
1.52
(1.15–1.99)
2.01
(1.79–2.26)
65 and over
9.11
(7.50–11.06)
13.73
(12.78–14.76)
5 years and over
2.54
(2.18–2.96)
3.00
(2.83–3.18)

 

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