4-8. Chronic bronchitis or emphysema prevalence
4-8-1. Chronic bronchitis or emphysema prevalence in Australia – by state and territory
- An estimated one in 40 (2.5%) of the age-standardised population in South Australia are living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (including bronchitis and emphysema) which has lasted or is expected to last six months or longer1.
- The estimate is a little higher than the 2.1% estimated by the previous survey (for 2011-12)1.
- The South Australian rate is level with the Australia-wide estimate (2.4%) and around the middle of a narrow band from 2.0% to 3.0% within which the rates for each of the states and territories are estimated to fall1.
|Australian Capital Territory||2.2%|
|New South Wales||2.7%|
Data source: ABS 2015
4-8-2. Chronic bronchitis or emphysema prevalence – Aboriginal people
Data not available for this indicator.
- Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS 2015), ‘Table 2.3 Summary health characteristics — States and territories, Proportion of persons’, National Health Survey: First Results, 2014-15, cat. no. 4364.0.55.001, viewed 6 June 2016.