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4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, Jul 2012  
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DRUG INDUCED DEATHS




KEY SERIES

STANDARDISED DRUG INDUCED DEATH RATE (a)(b)

2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006 (c)
2007 (c)
2008 (c)
2009 (c)
2010 (c)

rate (%)
rate (%)
rate (%)
rate (%)
rate (%)
rate (%)
rate (%)
rate (%)
rate (%)
rate (%)

Males
7.4
6.8
6.6
6.8
6.9
6.0
6.6
8.4
8.6
8.3
Females
4.1
3.9
3.7
3.7
3.8
3.8
4.6
4.5
4.9
4.5

(a) Deaths due to drug induced deaths. For more information on the list of ICD-10 codes that contribute to the definition of drug induced deaths see Appendix 2: Tabulation of Selected Causes of Death in ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 3303.0).
(b) Age standardised death rates enable the comparison of death rates between populations with different age structures by relating them to a standard population. The current ABS standard population is all persons in the Australian population at 30 June 2001. Standardised death rates (SDRs) are expressed per 100,000 persons.
(c) All causes of death data from 2006 onward are subject to a revision process - once data for a reference year are 'final', they are no longer revised. Affected data in this table are: 2006 (final) 2007 (final), 2008 (final), 2009 (revised), 2010 (preliminary). See Explanatory Notes 35-39 and Technical Notes in ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 3303.0)

Source: ABS data available on request, Causes of Death collection.



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