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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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There were 3,876 deaths recorded in Tasmania in 2001. The greatest number of these, 47.1%, occurred among residents of the Greater Hobart-Southern Region. Diseases of the circulatory system were responsible for 38.3% of deaths recorded, while malignant neoplasms (malignant cancers) caused 27.3% of deaths in Tasmania.


CAUSES OF DEATH, Tasmanian regions - 2001(a)

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

Cause of death(b)

no.

no.

no.

no.

Malignant neoplasms
501
299
255
1,058
Diseases of the circulatory system
Ischaemic heart disease
392
229
151
774
Cerebrovascular disease
146
125
90
363
Total(c)
693
455
333
1,485
Diseases of the respiratory system
168
104
71
345
Diseases of the digestive system
56
28
32
116
All other diseases
293
200
131
626
External causes
116
62
62
246
All causes
1,827
1,148
884
3,876

(a) Data relates to usual residence deaths registered in year of registration.
(b) Classified according to the tenth revision of the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
(c) Includes other diseases of the circulatory system.
(d) Includes Tasmanian undefined.

Source: ABS data available on request, Vitals Collection.


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