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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1989-90 to 1995 NA
1995 to 2001 NA
      Survey year1989-9019952001
      Question description
      Included in Q230, "- DO YOU HAVE ANY CONDITIONS LIKE THESE?"
      Prompt card 5 was shown which includes "VARICOSE VEINS OR HAEMORRHOIDS" 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: "Haemorrhoids" among a list of 23 conditions. Q450 asks respondents "..HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TOLD BY A DOCTOR OR NURSE YOU HAVE ANY HEART OR CIRCULATORY CONDITIONS?" as they are shown prompt card 15 which lists 13 conditions including: "Haemorrhoids".
      Subsequent questions Q453-454 and Q457-458 establish whether the conditions are current and long-term.
      ICD-9 codes455
      NHS codes 018018403,945
      Estimate '000197.4469.6208.6
      Standardised rate per 1,000 population(a)12.427.111.0
      95 % confidence intervals on standardised rates11.5 - 13.324.2 - 30.09.6 - 12.4
      (a) Age standardised to 2001 NHS benchmark population.

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