Table 10.2 Doctor-diagnosed asthma, wheezed in last 12 months, and ever wheezed, 2016, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2016
Asthma and wheezing Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men
Doctor-diagnosed asthma 21 19 19 12 13 10 7 15
Wheezed in last 12 monthsa 12 12 14 19 15 19 20 16
Ever wheezed 27 28 27 26 32 28 32 28
Women
Doctor-diagnosed asthma 16 19 16 18 17 12 10 16
Wheezed in last 12 monthsa 14 10 11 18 20 16 17 15
Ever wheezed 24 22 24 33 30 28 25 27
All adults
Doctor-diagnosed asthma 19 19 18 15 15 11 9 15
Wheezed in last 12 monthsa 13 11 13 18 17 17 18 15
Ever wheezed 26 25 25 30 31 28 28 28
Bases (weighted):
Men 286 338 320 380 326 255 167 2073
Women 283 353 338 407 344 281 238 2245
All adults 569 691 658 788 670 536 404 4318
Bases (unweighted):
Men 168 213 265 341 360 337 208 1892
Women 198 325 347 440 433 400 285 2428
All adults 366 538 612 781 793 737 493 4320

a Wheezing or whistling in the chest


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