Perri Timmins


Occupational asthma in Australia

About 9–15% of adult-onset asthma cases can be attributed to exposures at work. Precise data are not available, but based on research from Australia and overseas, there may be as many as 1,000–3,000 new cases of occupational asthma each year in Australia.

Statistical snapshots of people with asthma in Australia 2001

This report identifies the demographics and health-related characteristics that define people with asthma and that distinguish them from those who have never had asthma.