Asthma dispensing and prescription data

OIA response

Thank you for your request dated 8/10/2023 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to asthma. You requested:

can you please provide the asthma dispensing and prescription data for the Jan 2010 to Dec 2022 period, in the same age groups and format, as the previous request, but in 3 subgroups: Māori, other ethnicities, unspecified ethnicity.

We are pleased to provide you with the information for your request in the excel spreadsheet attached.

Please note that we have reviewed how this query was done previously, and new logic was used in this update, all of which is stated in the data notes at the top of the worksheet.

Where 6 or fewer people are counted, we have changed the number to "≤6" as we believe this is necessary to protect the privacy of these people (section 9(2)(a) of the OIA).

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