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Definition

Age-standardised mortality rate by major cause of death, and rate ratios for Indigenous people and people living in remote or low socio-economic status (SES) areas.

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of deaths
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Denominator
Total population
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Computation

Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.

Rate ratios calculated for (a) Indigenous: non-Indigenous; (b) first SEIFA quintile: fifth SEIFA quintile; and (c) remote areas: major cities.

Calculated overall and for major causes of death.

Major causes of death categories (and ICD-10-AM code ranges) are:

  • Circulatory diseases (I00-I99)
  • External causes (V01-Y98)
  • Neoplasms (C00-D48)
  • Endocrine, …
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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.

Rate ratios calculated for (a) Indigenous: non-Indigenous; (b) first SEIFA quintile: fifth SEIFA quintile; and (c) remote areas: major cities.

Calculated overall and for major causes of death.

Major causes of death categories (and ICD-10-AM code ranges) are:

  • Circulatory diseases (I00-I99)
  • External causes (V01-Y98)
  • Neoplasms (C00-D48)
  • Endocrine, metabolic and nutritional disorders (E00-E89)
  • Respiratory diseases (J00-J99)
  • Digestive diseases (K00-K99)
  • Conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P96)
  • Nervous system diseases (G00-G99)
  • Kidney diseases (N00-N29)
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
Denominators
Total population

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