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4367.0 - Aspects of Disability and Health in Australia, 2007-2008  
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MEDICATION


MEDICATION

Of people with Profound/severe disability, 23.9% took medication for Mental well-being in 2007-08. The other highest ranking medications were for Arthritis and osteoporosis (24.6%), Heart and blood pressure (23.6%), Diabetes (10.5%) and Serum lipid reducing agents (7.5%) (Graph 18).

18 Type of medication taken for selected conditions, by Disability status
18 Type of medication taken for selected conditions, by Disability status


Graph 19 examines medication taken for mental health in the last two weeks prior to interview in 2007-08. Of people with Profound/severe disability, 11.1% had taken antidepressants in the last two weeks, compared to 0.9% of people without a disability. Similarly, anxiety or nerve medications were taken by 4.8% of people with Profound/severe disability, compared to 0.1% of people without a disability.

19 Medication taken for mental health in the last two weeks, by Disability status
19 Medication taken for mental health in the last two weeks, by Disability status



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