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 AL
1995 to 2001 NA
      NHS1989-9019952001
      Question description
      Included in Q 230, "- DO YOU HAVE ANY CONDITIONS LIKE THESE?"
      Prompt card 5 was shown which included "PARAPLEGIA", "OTHER PARALYSIS OR LOSS OF USE OF LIMB (specify)" 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: "Paraplegia or other paralysis" among a list of 23 conditions. Q552 asked "...DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER CONDITIONS THAT HAVE LASTED OR ARE EXPECTED TO LAST, FOR 6 MONTHS OR MORE. FOR EXAMPLE:" Prompt card '21' was shown which included "Paraplegia or other paralysis" among a list of
      14 conditions.
      ICD-9 codes342-344
      NHS codes 109109112,113,468,469
      Estimate '00025.728.9166.0
      Standardised rate per 1,000 population(a)1.51.68.8
      95 % confidence intervals on standardised rates1.2 - 1.81.0 - 2.27.5 - 10.1
      (a) Age standardised to 2001 NHS benchmark population.

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