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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 A
      Survey year1989-9019952001
      Question description
      Included in Q230, "- DO YOU HAVE ANY CONDITIONS LIKE THESE?"
      Prompt card 5 was shown which included "DEAFNESS, COMPLETE OR PARTIAL" among a list of 41 conditions.
      Q446 asked: "DO YOU HAVE ANY LONG TERM HEARING PROBLEMS OR PROBLEMS WITH YOUR EARS?" Respondents who answered "yes" were asked Q447: "WHAT HEARING OR EAR PROBLEMS DO YOU HAVE?" The response categories were: "Total deafness", "Deaf in one ear", "Hearing loss", "Tinnitus", "Middle ear problems", "Otitis media" and "Other (specify)".Q542 asked: "DO YOU HAVE ANY HEARING PROBLEMS OR PROBLEMS WITH YOUR EARS THAT HAVE LASTED, OR ARE EXPECTED TO LAST FOR 6 MONTHS OR MORE?" Respondents who answered "yes" were asked Q543: "WHAT HEARING OR EAR PROBLEMS DO YOU HAVE?" The response categories were: "Total deafness", "Deaf in one ear", "Hearing loss/partially deaf", "Tinnitus", "Meniere's Disease/Syndrome", "Otitis media" and "Other (specify)".
      ICD-9 codes389
      NHS codes 010010108,109,110,337,539,360,964,965,966
      Estimate '000685.81,718.52,056.1
      Standardised rate per 1,000 population(a)43.999.8109.0
      95 % confidence intervals on standardised rates42.5 - 45.394.0 - 105.6105.8 - 112.2
      (a) Age standardised to 2001 NHS benchmark population.

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