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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002   
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Contents >> Health >> Deaths >> Infant deaths

2002, there were 37 infant deaths recorded in Tasmania (22 males and 15 females), an decrease of 3 from the 2001 total (40). As illustrated in the table below the number of infant deaths in Tasmania can fluctuate markedly from year to year.


INFANT DEATHS(a), Tasmania - 1998-2002

Unit
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002

Infant deaths
no.
Males
24
27
17
22
22
Females
10
19
16
18
15
Total
34
46
33
40
37

Infant mortality rate
rate(b)
Males
7.9
8.8
5.7
6.5
7.3
Females
3.4
6.4
5.9
5.9
5.0
Total
5.7
7.6
5.8
6.2
6.2

Age at death - males
no.
Under 1 day
5
8
5
5
11
1 day to under 1 week
7
6
5
3
4
1 week to under 4 weeks
3
4
5
4
-
4 weeks to under 1 year
9
9
-
10
6

Age at death - females
no.
Under 1 day
4
5
4
6
5
1 day to under 1 week
-
3
4
-
-
1 week to under 4 weeks
-
7
-
3
4
4 weeks to under 1 year
4
4
7
8
5

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Cells in this table have been randomly adjusted to avoid the release of confidential data. This means that the sum of the parts may not equal the total.
(b) Per 1,000 live births.

Source: Demography, Tasmania (cat. no. 3311.6); Deaths (cat. no. 3302.0).



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