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3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/03/2012   
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Diabetes (E10-E14) was the second leading underlying cause of death of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in 2010 with 218 deaths accounting for 8.4% of deaths. The sex ratio for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths due to Diabetes was 91 male deaths per 100 female deaths.

The age standardised death rate for diabetes was eight times higher (rate ratio of 7.9) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians compared to non-indigenous Australians (113.9 and 14.4). The age group with the highest rate ratio was 45-54 year olds where the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rate was 20.3 times higher than the non-indigenous rate (65.0 and 3.2).

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