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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 WHICH YOU HAVE HAD FOR A LONG TIME AND MAY HAVE ADJUSTED TO SUCH AS ARTHRITIS OR BACK PROBLEMS?" Q438 asks "HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TOLD BY A DOCTOR OR NURSE THAT YOU HAVE-
      ARTHRITIS?
      RHEUMATISM?
      GOUT?"
      Q439, 440 and 441 establish if any of these conditions are still current and long-term.
      Q443 asks "DO YOU HAVE OSTEO OR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?"
      Q545 asks "DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE-
      OSTEOARTHRITIS?
      RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?
      GOUT?
      RHEUMATISM?
      OTHER TYPE OF ARTHRITIS?"
      ICD-9 codes737
      NHS codes(b)070068,069,070445, 971, 421, 422, 423, 446, 447, 448, 452, 970, 449, 451, 476, 477, 478, 479, 480, 481, 482, 483 ,484, 485, 878, 974
      NotesCannot separate into osteo-arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, type unknown.Only includes clinically diagnosed persons. May include some self-diagnosed arthritis. This may be expected to pick up more cases than limiting to only clinically diagnosed.
      Estimate '0001,803.42,633.32,585.0
      Standardised rate per 1,000 population(a)116.5153.8136.7
      95 % confidence intervals on standardised rates114.4 - 118.6146.8 - 160.8133.3 - 140.1
      (a) Age standardised to 2001 NHS benchmark population.
      (b) The codes shown were released in the corrigendum to this publication on 22 July 03.

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