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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 socioeconomic areas.

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of deaths
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Denominator
Total population
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Computation

Each ICD-10 chapter for underlying cause of death plus major causes of:

  • Circulatory diseases (I00-I99)
  • Neoplasms (cancer) (C00-D48)
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01-Y98)
  • Endocrine, metabolic and nutritional disorders (E00-E90)
  • Respiratory diseases (J00-J99)
  • Digestive diseases (K00-K93)
  • Kidney diseases (N00-N29)
  • Conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P96)
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
  • Nervous system diseases (G00-G99)
  • Other causes
  • All causes …
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Disaggregation

2007, 2008 and 2009 (updated for age standardisation and variability bands), and 2010—State and territory (total deaths)

2007 and 2008 (updated for revision to ABS cause of death data, age standardisation and variability bands), and 2009—State and territory, by ICD-10 chapter for underlying cause of death (and total)

2003–2007 and 2004–2008 (updated for revision to ABS cause of death data) and 2005–2009—State and territory, by major cause of death (and total) by, Indigenous status

Some disaggregation may result in numbers …
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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Each ICD-10 chapter for underlying cause of death plus major causes of:

  • Circulatory diseases (I00-I99)
  • Neoplasms (cancer) (C00-D48)
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01-Y98)
  • Endocrine, metabolic and nutritional disorders (E00-E90)
  • Respiratory diseases (J00-J99)
  • Digestive diseases (K00-K93)
  • Kidney diseases (N00-N29)
  • Conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P96)
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
  • Nervous system diseases (G00-G99)
  • Other causes
  • All causes

Rates are directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Variability bands are to be calculated for single-year rates using the method below.

Presented per 100,000 population. Rate ratio calculated for Indigenous:non-Indigenous.

Denominators
Total population
Disaggregation

2007, 2008 and 2009 (updated for age standardisation and variability bands), and 2010—State and territory (total deaths)

2007 and 2008 (updated for revision to ABS cause of death data, age standardisation and variability bands), and 2009—State and territory, by ICD-10 chapter for underlying cause of death (and total)

2003–2007 and 2004–2008 (updated for revision to ABS cause of death data) and 2005–2009—State and territory, by major cause of death (and total) by, Indigenous status

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication. Disaggregation by Indigenous status will be based on data only from jurisdictions for which the quality of Indigenous identification is considered acceptable—NSW, Qld, SA, WA and NT.

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