Table 8.1: Doctor-diagnosed asthma, wheezed in last 12 months, and ever wheezed, 2003 to 2018, by age and sex

Base: All persons 2003 - 2018
Asthma and wheezing 2003 2008/2010
combined
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
% % % % % % % % %
Males Doctor-diagnosed asthma  
0-15 20 14 15 15 12 11 10 13 9
16+ 13 13 16 16 16 16 15 15 17
Wheezed in last 12 monthsa  
0-15 16 14 15 17 13 13 15 14 11
16+ 16 14 17 17 18 18 16 18 16
Ever wheezed  
0-15 29 24 27 28 24 24 26 26 20
16+ 27 24 30 29 31 31 28 29 28
Females Doctor-diagnosed asthma
0-15 12 12 9 12 10 10 9 7 7
16+ 14 15 17 17 18 18 16 17 17
Wheezed in last 12 monthsa  
0-15 12 11 11 12 12 11 12 11 9
16+ 16 16 18 19 18 18 15 17 16
Ever wheezed  
0-15 20 19 19 22 20 19 19 19 17
16+ 26 25 30 32 30 30 27 30 29
All Doctor-diagnosed asthma
0-15 16 13 12 13 11 10 10 10 8
16+ 13 14 16 16 17 17 15 16 17
Wheezed in last 12 monthsa  
0-15 14 12 13 14 12 12 13 12 10
16+ 16 15 18 18 18 18 15 17 16
Ever wheezed  
0-15 25 22 23 25 22 21 23 23 19
16+ 26 25 30 31 30 30 28 30 29
Unweighted bases Males 0-15 1655 994 879 947 842 735 771 557 1055
Males 16+ 3603 1999 2127 2137 2068 2243 1892 1069 2072
Females 0-15 1667 883 907 891 825 685 790 542 925
Females 16+ 4536 2659 2688 2752 2589 2749 2428 1410 2732
All children 0-15 3322 1877 1786 1838 1667 1420 1561 1099 1980
All adults 16+ 8139 4658 4815 4889 4657 4992 4320 2479 4804
Weighted bases Males 0-15 1700 960 914 939 852 725 798 559 1014
Males 16+ 3847 2228 2309 2343 2237 2394 2073 1197 2313
Females 0-15 1622 917 873 899 815 695 763 549 966
Females 16+ 4290 2432 2506 2546 2421 2596 2245 1295 2491
All children 0-15 3322 1877 1786 1838 1667 1420 1561 1108 1980
All adults 16+ 8137 4660 4815 4889 4658 4989 4318 2491 4804

a Wheezed in the last 12 months' refers to wheezing or whistling in the chest


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