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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 A
      NHS1989-9019952001
      Question description
      Included in Q230, "- DO YOU HAVE ANY CONDITIONS LIKE THESE?"
      Prompt card 5 was shown which included "EPILEPSY" 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: "Epilepsy" among a list of 23 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) listed "Epilepsy"among 17 conditions.
      ICD-9 codes345
      NHS codes 013013505,982
      Estimate '00079.9117.6120.3
      Standardised rate per 1,000 population(a)4.66.56.4
      95 % confidence intervals on standardised rates4.0 - 5.25.2 - 7.85.3 - 7.5
      (a) Age standardised to 2001 NHS benchmark population.

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