Australian Bureau of Statistics
3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2006 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/03/2008
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The highest age-specific suicide death rate for males in 2006 was observed in the 85 years and over age group (35 per 100,000 ). However, this number is inflated by the small population, and the relatively high number of deaths in this age group. As a proportion of total deaths in this age group, suicide deaths were relatively low (0.7%). The age-specific death rates for the 45-54 years age group was 20.4 per 100,000 males, and 20.1 per 100,000 males in the 35-44 year age group. Suicide as a proportion of total deaths for these age groups were 17% and 34% respectively. The age-specific suicide rate for males was lowest in the 15-19 years age group (8.8 per 100,000).
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