1003.0 - LEP Newsletter (Issue No. 48), May 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/04/2004   
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New and forthcoming releases

These titles are a selection of what the ABS is releasing this quarter. It is not a complete list of ABS releases. A full list is available from the 'Information on Releases' link on the ABS home page, or via the email notification system.

AusStats and eLEP subscribers may access these titles on the ABS web site as soon as they are released. Core list LEP libraries may request a copy of these titles by emailing library@abs.gov.au

New issue: Asthma in Australia: a snapshot (ABS cat.no. 4819.0.80.001)
Released in April, Asthma in Australia provides a brief overview of the differentials in prevalence, asthma management and quality of life of people with current and long-term asthma, using data from the 2001 ABS National Health Survey. The article also draws on mortality rates from the 2002 ABS Causes of Deaths collection. Information from outside sources are used to provide information on predisposing, causal and contributing factors, protective factors and hospitalisations due to asthma. Available in electronic format only.

Regional Population Growth, Australia and New Zealand, 2002-03 (ABS cat. no. 3218.0)
The outer areas of capital cities and coastal Australia experienced the highest population growth in 2002-03, according to regional population figures in this publication. Australia's estimated resident population at June 2003 was 19.9 million people, an increase of 240,500 people over June 2002. Of the capital cities, Sydney's population was 4,201,500, up by 34,500 people, Melbourne's population of 3,559,700 rose by 46,600 people and Brisbane's population was 1,733,200, up by 42,700 people. Population estimates are also included for New Zealand. LEP libraries will have received a print copy of this title.