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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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      KIDNEY DISEASE
      Assessment:
      1989-90 to 1995 NA
      1995 to 2001 NA
      NHS1989-9019952001
      Question description
      Included in Q230, "- DO YOU HAVE ANY CONDITIONS LIKE THESE?"
      Prompt card 5 was shown which includes "KIDNEY DISEASE" among a list of 41 conditions.
      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) included "Kidney Disease" 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) included "Kidney stones"among 17 conditions
      ICD-9 codes580-593
      NHS codes031031203,204,644,702,723
      Estimate '000165.3268.181.9
      Standardised rate per 1,000 population(a)10.315.44.3
      95 % confidence intervals on standardised rates9.5 - 11.113.3 - 17.53.4 - 5.2
      CommentsThe decline from 1995 to 2001 is likely to have resulted from the change in terminology of the prompt:"Kidney stones" is just one component of "Kidney disease".
      (a) Age standardised to 2001 NHS benchmark population.


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