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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 NA
      Survey year1989-9019952001
      Question description
      Included in Q 230, "- DO YOU HAVE ANY CONDITIONS LIKE THESE?"
      Prompt card 5 was shown which includes:"HEART AND CORONARY DISEASE" 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: "Heart and coronary disease" 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: "Rheumatic heart disease", "Heart attack", "Angina" and "Heart murmur or heart valve disorder".
      Subsequent questions Q453-454 and Q457-458 establish whether the conditions are current and long-term.
      ICD-9 codes391,393-398,410-426,428
      NHS codes(b)082082117, 136, 376, 377, 383, 384, 385, 386, 389, 390, 391, 396, 400, 935, 936, 938, 944
      Estimate '000317.4449.5707.7
      Standardised rate per 1,000 population(a)20.526.137.5
      95 % confidence intervals on standardised rates19.4 - 21.623.3 - 28.935.3 - 39.7
      CommentsThe expanded list of heart conditions which were prompted for in 2001 appears to have produced the large increase in conditions classified as "heart disease".
      (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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