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4914.0.55.001 - Newsletter: Age Matters, Mar 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/03/2006   
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Source: National Health Survey: Summary of Results, 2004-05 (cat. no. 4364.0)

1. In 2004-05, what proportion of the population reported that they had one or more long term medical conditions?

a) 57%
b) 67%
c) 77%
d) 87%

2. The most common long term condition among those aged 75 years and over was:

a) Long sightedness
b) Arthritis
c) Hearing loss
d) Hypertension

3. In 2004-05, what proportion of the population reported that they currently had diabetes mellitus which had been medically diagnosed?

a) 2.0%
b) 3.5%
c) 7.0%
d) 10.0%

4. The proportion of people drinking at risky or high risk levels was highest in which age group?

a) 18–24 years
b) 25–34 years
c) 45–54 years
d) 55–64 years

5. In 2004-05, what proportion of the 75 years and over age group had consulted a doctor in the previous two weeks?

a) 27%
b) 37%
c) 47%
d) 57%

6. The proportion of people without private health insurance was highest in which age group?

a) 25–34 years
b) 45–54 years
c) 55–64 years
d) 75 years and over


1. c) 77% (From P. 3 of 4364.0)
2. a) Long sightedness; the other conditions are listed in order of prevalence (From P. 4 of 4364.0)
3. b) 3.5% (From P. 6 of 4364.0)
4. b) 45–54 years at 15.6% followed closely by c) 55–64 years at 15.5%. (From P. 10 of 4364.0)
5. c) 47% (From P. 13 of 4364.0)
6. a) 25–34 years at 58.8% followed closely by d) 75 years and over at 58.4%.(From P. 13 of 4364.0)

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