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Table 5

    Additional File 5. Studies of wheeze prevalence in Australasia

    Country Reference Survey Year Area N (Response Age (years) / Prevalence 95% CI

     rate) ascertainment %

    (P=Parental-report

    S=Self-report)

    A [1] ‟90: Melbourne 3,325 (89%): 7: P 23.1 21.7, 24.5 Australia

    A 2,899 (89%): 12: P 20.9 19.4, 22.4

    A2,968 (89%): 15: P 18.6 17.0, 19.8

    D* [2] ‟90 Sidney, Melbourne, 8,753 (84%) 8.7(Mean), 19.5 18.7, 20.3

    Brisbane, Hunter Valley 2.1(SD) P

    D* [3] ‟90-„91 Campbelltown 4,550 (82%) 12-18 S 18.1 17.0, 19.2

    IQ * [4] ‟91 Adelaide & Sydney 2,947 (87%) 12-15 S 29.7 28.1, 31.1

    D* [5] „92 Burra, Gladstone, 1,032 (80.0%) 5-18 P 25.0 22.4, 27.6

    Kingston

    D* [6] ‟93 Sydney, Brisbane, 10,106 (84.4%) 5-12 P 21.2 20.4, 22.0

    Melborne, & Hunter

    Valley NSW

    D* [7] ‟91-„93 State of NSW 6,388 (78.4%) 8-11 P 24.1 23.1, 25.1

    D [8] „93 South Australian state 14,124 (72.8%) 4 P 25.2 24.8, 25.6

    IS* [9] ‟93 &‟94 Melbourne, Sydney, 9,155 (84%): 6-7: P 24.6 23.7, 25.5

    IS* Adelaide, Perth 11,541 (94%): 13-14: S 29.4 28.6, 30.2

    IQ * [10] ‟95 Tazmania 6,378 (92%) 7 P 22.0 21.0, 23.0

    D* [11] ‟97 Moree, Wagga Wagga 1,499 (67.3%) 7-12 P 27.7 25.4, 30.0

    A [12] Published ‟99 Melbourne, Government 9,794 (75%) 13-19 P 18.9 18.0, 19.9 schools mainly 14-15

    IQ [13] „99 Torres Strait & Northern 1,650 (98%) 0-17 P 12.4 10.8, 14.0 Peninsula area

    IQ * [14] ‟99-01 Aboriginal & Torres 10,452 (80%) 4-6 P 15.5 14.8, 16.2 Strait Islander and

    Australian Capital

    Territory

    IQ [15] ‟90 Sept Suva city 2,117 (97.4%) 9-10 P 21.0 19.2, 22.8 Fiji

    D [16] ‟85: Auckland: 1,084: 7-10: P 14.8 12.7, 16.9 New

    D ‟91: Auckland: 1,901 (80.4%): 7-10: P 18.7 16.9, 20.5 Zealand

    IS* [4] ‟91 Wellington 1,863 (87%) 12-15 S 28.3 26.3, 30.3

    IS* 23.9, 25.1 [9] ‟92-„93 Auckland, Bay of Plenty, 16,898 (91%): 6-7: P 24.5

    IS* 29.5, 30.9Christchurch, Hawke‟s 19,023 (93%): 13-14: S 30.2

    Bay, Nelson, Wellington

    IQ * 19.7, 24.3[17] „00 City of Hastings & 1,287 (84%) 10-12 P 22.0

    Borough of Havelock

    North

    IQ * 22.6, 26.0[18] „02 Wellington 2,539 (47%) 6-7 P 24.3

Key:

    „Prevalence‟

    IS: ISAAC study, with question “Have you had wheezing and whistling in the chest in the last 12 months?” (Yes/No)

    IQ: ISAAC question, but not an ISAAC study

    A: In the past 12 months has your child had a wheezing or asthma attack? (Yes/No)

    B: Current wheezing without a diagnosis of asthma & Physician diagnosed asthma

    C: In the last 12 months, has a wheeze (that is, a whistling noise, high or low pitched) ever been heard from your child‟s chest?

    D: Has your child (ever) wheezed in the past 12 months?

    E: Wheeze in the previous year (interview questionnaire)

    F: Have you had wheezing attacks in the past year?

    G: Has your child had wheezing in the chest (but not from the throat or nose)

H: Wheezy or whistling sound in the chest when having a cold or occasionally apart from colds or for most days or nights, in the past 12 months

* CI not given in the publication and calculated by author

† N is the number of questionnaires given out & response rate obtained from ISAAC study [9,19]

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