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4816.0.55.001 - Occasional Paper: Long-term Health Conditions - A Guide To Time Series Comparability From The National Health Survey, Australia, 2001  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/06/2003   
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Assessment:

1989-90 to 1995 NA
1995 to 2001 NA
      NHS1989-9019952001
      Question description
      Included in Q230, "- DO YOU HAVE ANY CONDITIONS LIKE THESE?
      Prompt card 5 was shown which included "FRACTURED HIP,THIGH, SPINE (specify)" and "SERIOUS BURNS OR WOUNDS" among a list of 41 conditions.
      Q448 asked "DO YOU HAVE ANY (OTHER) CONDITIONS THAT HAVE LASTED OR ARE EXPECTED TO LAST FOR SIX MONTHS OR MORE, FOR EXAMPLE:" Prompt card 'H' was shown, including: "Fractured hip, thigh, spine" and "Burns or wounds" among a list of 23 conditions. No questions or prompts asked about current injuries in the long-term conditions section of the schedule. However, respondents were free to report long-term injury conditions in response to Q552 and Q558.
      ICD-9 codes800-848,850-854,860-869,870-904,910-919,920-929,930-939,940-995
      NHS codes(b)049050, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129029, 030, 031, 032, 033, 034, 038, 050, 051, 052, 053, 122, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 172, 182, 219, 268, 279, 280, 322, 323, 351, 353, 354, 419, 460, 493, 500, 501, 502, 591, 592, 608, 609, 610, 611, 612, 613, 717, 718, 745, 803, 806, 841, 894, 906, 932
      NotesDetailed injuries information collected separately from long-term conditions. Detailed injuries information collected separately from long-term conditions.
      Estimate '000234.9108.8688.7
      Standardised rate per 1,000 population(a)13.76.036.4
      95 % confidence intervals on standardised rates12.8 - 14.64.8 - 7.234.2 - 38.6
      CommentsInformation on injury conditions from the long-term conditions questions may not be current and long-term injuries. Many injuries become other conditions (such as musculoskeletal conditions or disability) after a period of time. Some of the reported conditions may be current injuries and others may be the sequelae conditions of injuries, but reported as current conditions.
      (a) Age standardised to 2001 NHS benchmark population.
      (b) The codes shown were released in the corrigendum to this publication on 22 July 03.

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