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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 NA
1995 to 2001 AL
      NHS1989-9019952001
      Question description
      There were no questions or prompting for:"Osteoporosis". However respondents were free to report the condition in response to some of the running questions in Q230, in particular: : "...-( DO YOU HAVE) ANY CONDITIONS WHICH YOU HAVE HAD FOR A LONG TIME AND MAY HAVE ADJUSTED TO SUCH AS ARTHRITIS OR BACK PROBLEMS?" Q444 asked "THE NEXT FEW QUESTIONS ARE ABOUT LONG TERM CONDITIONS. PLEASE INCLUDE ONLY THOSE CONDITIONS THAT HAVE LASTED OR ARE EXPECTED TO LAST FOR SIX MONTHS OR MORE.
      DO YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE CONDITIONS?"
      The prompt card shown (G) includes "Osteoporosis" among 13 conditions.
      Q550 asked "THE NEXT QUESTIONS ARE ABOUT OTHER LONG TERM CONDITIONS, THAT IS, CONDITIONS THAT HAVE LASTED OR ARE EXPECTED TO LAST FOR SIX MONTHS OR MORE.
      DO YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE CONDITIONS?"
      The prompt card shown (20) includes "Osteoporosis" among 17 conditions.
      ICD-9 codes733.0
      NHS codes within 042 067455,987
      NotesIncluded within 'other diseases of the musculoskeletal system'.
      Estimate '000. . 247.7299.8
      Standardised rate per 1,000 population(a). . 14.515.8
      95 % confidence intervals on standardised rates. . 12.5 - 16.514.2 - 17.4
      (a) Age standardised to 2001 NHS benchmark population.

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