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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2003   
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Contents >> Health >> Causes of death >> Crude death rate

The Northern Region of Tasmania recorded the highest crude death rate in 2001, at 862 per 100,000 persons, followed by the Mersey-Lyell Region at 828 per 100,000 persons, and the Greater Hobart-Southern Region with 788 per 100,000 persons.


CAUSES OF DEATH, Tasmanian regions - Crude death rates in 2001(a)(b)

Greater Hobart-Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania(e)

Cause of death(c)

rate(b)

rate(b)

rate(b)

rate(b)

Malignant neoplasms
216
225
239
224
Diseases of the circulatory system
Ischaemic heart disease
169
172
141
164
Cerebrovascular disease
63
94
84
77
Total(d)
299
342
312
315
Diseases of the respiratory system
73
78
67
73
Diseases of the digestive system
24
21
30
25
All other diseases
126
150
123
133
External causes
50
47
58
52
All causes
788
862
828
822

(a) Data relates to usual residence deaths registered in year of registration.
(b) Per 100,000 persons per year (using mid-year estimated resident population).
(c) Classified according to the tenth revision of the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
(d) Includes other diseases of the circulatory system.
(e) Includes Tasmanian undefined.

Source: ABS data available on request, Vitals Collection.


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