Farhat Yusuf

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This paper analyses the patterns of contraceptive use among Australian women, using data from the 1995 National Health Survey. More than 44% of all women aged 18-49 years reported using a method of contraception. Among users, the 2 most commonly reported methods were the pill (60%) and condom (27%); IUD and natural methods accounted for less than 5% each.(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the annual out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditure on health care as directly reported by Australian households grouped into older households (those with a reference person aged ≥ 65 years) and younger households (those with a reference person aged < 65 years). DESIGN Descriptive analysis of statutory data collected by the Australian Bureau(More)
This is the first detailed study on percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Hospital data for PCIs carried out between 1 July 1990 and 30 June 2002 are analysed. The study explores trends in PCI rates by selected socio-demographic factors, the utilisation of angioplasties vis-a-vis stents, emergency admissions, and(More)
This study analyses the New South Wales hospital data on hysterectomies from 1981 to 1994-1995, and on endometrial ablations since 1991. The hysterectomy rate declined by about 16% during 1981-1991 and has risen since; the endometrial ablation rate has increased by 28% between 1991 and 1994-1995. Other findings indicate a trend towards older mean age at(More)
  • F Yusuf
  • 1990
Some recent data are presented on the size and selected sociodemographic characteristics of the Afghan refugee population in Pakistan. Although the official figures show that there were 3.27 million registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan, it is estimated that the actual number may be as high as 3.6 million. There is an excess of females over males, mainly(More)
The purpose of this paper is to review the patterns of contraceptive use in Australia, using data from a nationally representative sample of 5872 women aged 18 to 49. This survey was conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2001 as part of the National Health Survey. Results of the analysis indicate that the oral contraceptive pill and condom(More)
Based on the premise that current trends in healthcare spending are unsustainable, the Australian Government has proposed in the recent Budget the introduction of a compulsory $7 co-payment to visit a General Practitioner (GP), alongside increased medication copayments. This paper is based on a recent submission to the Senate Inquiry into the impact of(More)
This paper investigates and confirms the dramatic decline in female sterilization in New South Wales over the past decade, a period when male sterilization has remained fairly constant. The most significant decline occurred among women under 30 years of age, which resulted in a rise in the mean age at sterilization. In 1994-1995, 70% of sterilization(More)
A demographic survey among a probability sample of 980 married migrant women was carried out in Sydney in 1988. The sample included 507 Lebanese, 250 Turkish and 223 Vietnamese women. The study revealed differences in family formation patterns within and between the three groups and between them and the general population. Family size had declined among all(More)