Asthma prevalence, morbidity and management practices in South Australia, 1992-1995.
R Adams, R Ruffin, M Wakefield, D Campbell, B Smith
Aust N Z J Med | Published : 1997
BACKGROUND: The Spring South Australian Health Omnibus Survey (SSAHOS) has been used to monitor trends in asthma prevalence, asthma morbidity and asthma management practices between 1992 and 1995. AIMS: To determine if self-reported asthma prevalence and availability of asthma action plans were increasing. To identify deficiencies in asthma management and opportunities for intervention. METHODS: Representative population survey by trained interviewers using a multistage, systematic, clustered area sample of 4200 households in South Australia where people aged 15 years or more are living. RESULTS: Over 3000 interviews were conducted each year. Between 1992 and 1995 the self-reported prevalenc..View full abstract