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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
      Survey year1989-9019952001
      Question description
      Included in Q 230, "- DO YOU HAVE ANY CONDITIONS LIKE THESE?"
      Prompt card 5 was shown which included "BLINDNESS OR SERIOUS TROUBLE SEEING EVEN WITH GLASSES, e.g. CATARACT, GLAUCOMA (specify)" among a list of 41 conditions.
      Included in eyesight module, Q410-416. Q415 asked: "DO YOU HAVE ANY (OTHER) SIGHT PROBLEMS, WHICH CANNOT BE CORRECTED BY GLASSES OR CONTACT LENSES?" Respondents who said 'yes' were asked Q416: "WHAT (OTHER) SIGHT PROBLEMS DO YOU HAVE?" response categories include "Total blindness", "Blind in one eye", "Cataracts", "Glaucoma", "Lazy eye", "Other (specify)".Included in eyesight module, Q522-537.Q530 asked: "DO YOU HAVE ANY (OTHER) SIGHT PROBLEMS?" Respondents who said 'yes' were asked 531: "WHAT (OTHER) SIGHT PROBLEMS DO YOU HAVE?" response categories include "Totally blind in both eyes", "Totally blind in one eye only", "Partially blind in both eyes", "Partially in one eye only", "Glaucoma", "Cataracts", "Trachoma", "Lazy eye/Strabismus", "Other (specify)".
      ICD-9 codes369
      NHS codes 007007093,094,095,102,956,957,958,959
      Estimate '000124.7185.0167.2
      Standardised rate per 1,000 population(a)8.010.78.9
      95 % confidence intervals on standardised rates7.3 - 8.79.0 - 12.47.6 - 10.2
      (a) Age standardised to 2001 NHS benchmark population.

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