4816.0.55.001 - Occasional Paper: Long-term Health Conditions - A Guide To Time Series Comparability From The National Health Survey, Australia, 2001  
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Assessment:

1989-90 to 1995 NA
1995 to 2001 AL
      NHS1989-9019952001
      Question description
      Included in Q 230, "- DO YOU HAVE ANY CONDITIONS LIKE THESE?"
      Prompt card 5 was shown which includes "CHRONIC SINUSITIS" among a list of 41 conditions.
      Q444 asked "THE NEXT FEW QUESTIONS ARE ABOUT LONG TERM CONDITIONS. PLEASE INCLUDE ONLY THOSE CONDITIONS THAT HAVE LASTED OR ARE EXPECTED TO LAST FOR SIX MONTHS OR MORE.
      DO YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE CONDITIONS?"
      The prompt card shown (G) included "Sinus allergy or sinusitis" among 13 conditions.
      Q550 asked "THE NEXT QUESTIONS ARE ABOUT OTHER LONG TERM CONDITIONS, THAT IS, CONDITIONS THAT HAVE LASTED OR ARE EXPECTED TO LAST FOR SIX MONTHS OR MORE.
      DO YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE CONDITIONS?"
      The prompt card shown (20) includes "Sinusitis or sinus allergy" among 17 conditions.
      ICD-9 codes461,473
      NHS codes 021 021580,976
      Estimate '000548.71,799.42020.0
      Standardised rate per 1,000 population(a)32.8100.7106.7
      95 % confidence intervals on standardised rates31.5 - 34.194.9 - 106.5103.5 - 109.9
      (a) Age standardised to 2001 NHS benchmark population.

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