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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2003   
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At the time of the 2001 National Health Survey, short sightedness and long sightedness were the most common long term conditions in Tasmania, afflicting 21.1% and 20.7% of people respectively.

Mental and behavioural problems affected 12.5% of people living in the Greater Hobart area, but only 8.5% of people living in the rest of the state.


LONG TERM CONDITIONS, Tasmania(a) - 2001

Greater Hobart

Rest of state

Tasmania


Long term conditions

%

%

'000

%

Neoplasms
*0.6
1.7
5.8
1.3
Diabetes mellitus
1.8
2.4
9.9
2.1
Mental & behavioural problems
12.5
8.5
46.9
10.1
Short sightedness
21.9
20.5
97.4
21.1
Long sightedness
19.5
21.5
95.6
20.7
Deafness (complete/partial)
10.6
11.9
52.6
11.4
Hypertensive disease
10.5
13.0
55.2
11.9
Other diseases of the circulatory system
9.7
11.5
49.6
10.7
Asthma
13.2
10.7
54.3
11.7
Hayfever & allergic rhinitis
15.8
16.5
75.1
16.2
Arthritis
18.7
18.7
86.6
18.7
Back pain/problems nec(b) & disc disorders
20.1
18.4
88.3
19.1

*estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution. Data is subject to sampling variability too high for most practical purposes.
(a) Conditions which have lasted or are expected to last for six months or more.
(b) Not elsewhere classified.

Source: ABS data available on request, 2001 National Health Survey.


FURTHER INFORMATION


This section contains the following subsection :
        Diabetes
        Cancer

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