Latest data from the AIHW shows 1 in 10 people in Australia have asthma and only 20% of those have a written action plan. However the data does show the number of hospitalisations for asthma is declining, with 37,500 occurring in 20-12-13.
ASTHMA BY NUMBERS
1 in 10
Australians suffer from asthma. That’s over 2 million people.
Proportion of people aged 15 and over with asthma with a written asthma action plan. Children aged 0–14 were the most likely to have a written asthma action plan (41%).
was spent on asthma in 2008–09. That’s 0.9% of all direct health expenditure on diseases.
hospitalisations in 2012–13 where asthma was the principal diagnosis. That’s a hospitalisation rate of 168 per 100,000 population.