4-8

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

  • 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.

 


Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, 2014–15 (age-standardised)
State/Territory %
Western Australia 2.0%
Australian Capital Territory 2.2%
Victoria 2.3%
Northern Territory 2.4%
South Australia 2.5%
Queensland 2.6%
New South Wales 2.7%
Tasmania 3.0%
Australia 2.4%

4-8-1

Data source: ABS 2015

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

Data not available for this indicator.

 


Sources

  1. 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.