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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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At the time of the 2004-05 National Health Survey, long sightedness and arthritis were the most common long term conditions in Tasmania, afflicting 29.1% and 20.4% of people respectively.

Back pain/problems & disc disorders affected 19.5% of people living in the Greater Hobart area, but only 13.3% of people living in the rest of the state.

LONG TERM CONDITIONS, Tasmania(a) - 2004-05

Greater Hobart

Rest of state


Tasmania

Long term conditions

%

%

'000

%

Neoplasms
2.1
1.6
8.5
1.8
Diabetes mellitus
2.9
3.2
14.7
3.1
Mental & behavioural problems
13.0
10.8
55.5
11.7
Short sightedness
20.3
18.3
90.7
19.1
Long sightedness
29.5
28.9
138.0
29.1
Deafness (complete/partial)
13.1
9.8
53.0
11.2
Hypertensive disease
Heart, stroke and vascular condition (b)
12.8
5.3
13.3
5.6
62.1
25.9
13.1
5.5
Other diseases of the circulatory system (c)
9.3
10.5
47.3
10.0
Asthma
13.8
12.7
62.5
13.2
Hayfever & allergic rhinitis
18.0
12.4
69.8
14.7
Arthritis
21.1
19.9
96.6
20.4
Back pain/problems & disc disorders nec (d)
19.5
13.3
75.4
15.9

(a) Conditions which have lasted or are expected to last for six months or more.
(b) Includes ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, oedema and heart failure, and diseases of the arteries, arterioles and capillaries.

(c) In previous editions of this chapter, 'heart, stroke and vascular conditions' were included in this category, consequently 'Other diseases of the circulatory system' is not comparable to previous editions.
(d) Not elsewhere classified.
Source: ABS data available on request, 2004-05 National Health Survey.



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