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4-8. Chronic bronchitis or emphysema prevalence

4-8-1. Chronic bronchitis or emphysema prevalence in Australia – by state and territory

4-8-2. Chronic bronchitis or emphysema prevalence – Aboriginal people

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4-8-1. Chronic bronchitis or emphysema prevalence in Australia – by state and territory

  • One in 50 (2.0%, age standardised) of the population in South Australia is living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (including bronchitis and emphysema) which has lasted, or is expected to last, six months or longer1.
  • The South Australian rate is slightly below the Australian average (2.2%, age standardised)1.

 

Living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (all ages), 2017–18 (age-standardised)
State/Territory %
Northern Territory 1.7%
Victoria 1.7%
Western Australia 1.7%
South Australia 2.0%
Tasmania 2.3%
Australian Capital Territory 2.4%
New South Wales 2.4%
Queensland 3.1%
Australia 2.2%

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Data source: ABS 2018

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4-8-2. Chronic bronchitis or emphysema prevalence – Aboriginal people

  • Around one in 20 (4.9%) of the Aboriginal population in South Australia is living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD (including bronchitis and emphysema) which has lasted, or is expected to last, six months or longer2.
  • The South Australian rate is below the Australian average for Aboriginal people (3.4%)2.
  • The South Australian prevalence of COPD among Aboriginal people in South Australia is more than double the all-person rate (2.0%, age standardised) in this state reported in 4-8-11 2.
  • South Australia ranks second-highest of the states and territories for this indicator.

 

Living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - Aboriginal people (all ages), 2018–19 (crude rates)
State/Territory %
Northern Territory 1.5%
Western Australia 1.9%
Australian Capital Territory 2.6%
Queensland 2.7%
Victoria 4.2%
New South Wales 4.5%
South Australia 4.9%
Tasmania 5.4%
Australia 3.4%

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Data source: ABS 2019


Sources

  1. Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS 2018), ‘Table 2.3 Summary health characteristics — States and territories, Proportion of persons’, National Health Survey: First Results, 2017-18, cat. no. 4364.0.55.001, 12 December 2018.
  2. Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS 2019), 'Table 3.3 Selected health characteristics, by State/Territory, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons, 2018–19, Proportion of persons,' National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2018-19, cat. no. 4715.0, 11 December 2019.