Reports and publications (published elsewhere)

Geographic distribution of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospitalisations in Australia: 2007-08 to 2009-10

Posted on: 2 April, 2013
Issue: Vol 13 No 2, April 2013 – June 2013
Related to Respiratory health Hospitalisation

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)
Geographic distribution of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospitalisations in Australia: 2007-08 to 2009-10
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on the variation in hospitalisation rates for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) across Australia. It investigates the relationship between hospitalisation rates and socioeconomic status, remoteness, and the number of Australian Indigenous people living in different locations across Australia. A visual representation of hospitalisation rates for asthma and COPD is provided. The report suggests additional factors for the variation in hospitalisation rates and the opportunity for further study to investigate these factors.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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