Asthma is an important health problem in Australia. The Asthma in Australia series brings together data from a wide range of sources to describe the current status of asthma in Australia. It includes information on the number of people who have asthma and who visit their general practitioner, are hospitalised or die due to asthma. Time trends and profiles of people who receive various treatments for asthma are also presented, along with information on those who have written asthma action plans. In addition, comorbidities and quality of life among people with asthma are also investigated.
This report includes a chapter that focuses on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Australians aged 55 years and over.
Other Asthma in Australia 2011 resources:
This report includes a chapter that focuses on asthma among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Other Asthma in Australia 2008 resources:
This report includes a chapter that focuses on asthma in Australian children.
The first report from ACAM’s Asthma in Australia series.