Table 2

 Proportion (%) with psychological distress and diagnosed mental health conditions in subjects with and without a diagnosis of asthma

Asthma(n = 834)No asthma(n = 6609)
*p<0.01 for difference between the two groups.
Kessler 10 (NSW scoring)
    Psychological distress*17.912.2
Kessler 10 (U of NSW scoring)*
    30–50 (high risk)3.62.7
    16–29 (medium risk)36.928.5
    12–15 (low risk)59.568.9
Mental health condition
    Diagnosed in last 12 months*16.210.8
    Still have a diagnosed condition*12.77.6
    Currently receiving treatment*1.30.5