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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 AL
1995 to 2001 AL
      NHS1989-9019952001
      Question description
      Included in Q230, "...-( DO YOU HAVE) ANY CONDITIONS THAT RECUR FROM TIME TO TIME SUCH AS ASTHMA OR HAYFEVER?"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) includes "Asthma" among 13 conditions.
      Q359 asked "THE NEXT QUESTIONS ARE ABOUT LONG TERM HEALTH CONDITIONS. PLEASE INCLUDE ONLY THOSE CONDITIONS THAT HAVE LASTED OR ARE EXPECTED TO LAST FOR SIX MONTHS OR MORE.
      THE NEXT FEW QUESTIONS ARE ABOUT ASTHMA.
      HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TOLD BY A DOCTOR OR NURSE THAT YOU HAVE ASTHMA?"
      ICD-9 codes493
      NHS codes 071 071597
      NotesMay include self-diagnosed.May include self-diagnosed.Clinically diagnosed
      Estimate '0001,364.82,002.62,197.3
      Standardised rate per 1,000 population(a)77.8109.5116.0
      95 % confidence intervals on standardised rates76.0 - 79.6103.4 - 115.6112.8 - 119.2
      (a) Age standardised to 2001 NHS benchmark population.

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