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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/06/2004   
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Health


    NATIONAL AND STATE SUMMARY TABLES

    HEALTH DATA SOURCES AND DEFINITIONS

    MORTALITY AND MORBIDITY

    LIVING WITH ASTHMA

    In 2001, 12% of the Australian population reported they had current asthma. Asthma was more prevalent among children and young adults aged 0-19 years (14%) than among people aged 20 years and over (11%). This article discusses the impact of asthma on adults and children, including asthma management, medication, hospitalisation and quality of life issues.

    CANCER TRENDS

    Since 1985 there has been an increase in the incidence of cancer among the Australian population, from 392 new cases of cancer diagnosed per 100,000 population in 1985, to 451 in 2000. Despite this increase, there has been a decline in death rates, from 215 deaths per 100,000 population in 1985, to 188 in 2002. This article discusses trends in the incidence, mortality and survival rates for a range of cancers.

    HEALTH RELATED ACTIONS

    HOW WOMEN CARE FOR THEIR HEALTH

    In 2001, half of women aged 40 years and over reported having a mammogram every 2 years, and two-thirds of women aged 18–69 years reported having a Pap smear test at least once every two years. This article discusses women's health related behaviours such as breast cancer screening, Pap smear testing, and use of protective contraception. It also reports on lifestyle factors such as exercise, smoking, and fruit and vegetable intake.



This section contains the following subsection :
      National and state summary tables
      Health data sources and definitions
      Living with asthma
      Cancer trends
      How women care for their health

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