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3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2006 Quality Declaration 
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APPENDIX 1 DATA USED IN CALCULATING DEATH RATES


DATA INPUT

The following tables contain data used in calculating the various rates referred to in this publication. The first table is used to calculate infant death rates.

A1.1 Estimated Resident Population, by age and sex - 30 June 2006

Males
Females
Persons

Under 1
137 879
131 032
268 911
1-14
1 940 919
1 840 313
3 781 232
15-24
1 474 193
1 409 905
2 884 098
25-34
1 451 762
1 447 857
2 899 619
35-44
1 522 122
1 540 018
3 062 140
45-54
1 420 169
1 438 799
2 858 968
55-64
1 132 795
1 126 611
2 259 406
65-74
688 004
720 303
1 408 307
75-84
418 158
538 658
956 816
85-94
99 572
200 582
300 154
95 and over
4 765
17 072
21 837
All ages
10 290 338
10 411 150
20 701 488



INFANT DEATH RATE

The number of deaths of children under one year of age in one calendar year per 1,000 live births in the same calendar year.

A1.2 Live births registered(a), Australia(b) - 1997-2006

Years
Males
Females
Persons

1997
129 179
122 663
251 842
2002
128 623
122 365
250 988
2003
129 193
121 968
251 161
2004
130 600
123 646
254 246
2005
133 428
126 363
259 791
2006
136 692
129 257
265 949

(a) Used to calculate infant death rates
(b) Includes other territories.



PERINATAL DEATH RATE

For comparison and measuring purposes, perinatal deaths in this publication have also been expressed as rates. These rates are defined as follows:

  • for foetal deaths and total perinatal deaths, the rates represent the number of deaths per 1,000 total relevant births which comprises live births and fetal deaths combined (where birthweight was at least 400 grams).
  • for neonatal deaths, the rates represent the number of deaths per 1,000 live births (where birthweight was at least 400 grams).


400 GRAMS/20 WEEKS GESTATION

The following table contain births data used in calculating perinatal death rates. It is used to calculate perinatal death rates based on the 400 grams/20 weeks gestation definition for foetal deaths. This definition has been predominantly used since 1997 and will be used in future issues.

A1.3 ADJUSTED BIRTHS(a), By sex - Australia(b) - 1997-2006

LIVE BIRTHS
STILLBIRTHS(c)
TOTAL
Years
Males
Females
Persons
Males
Females
Persons
Males
Females
Persons

1997
129 143
122 631
251 774
829
687
1 516
131 459
124 012
255 471
2002
128 613
122 350
250 963
682
558
1 240
129 295
122 908
252 203
2003
129 175
121 951
251 126
701
587
1 288
129 876
122 538
252 414
2004
130 582
123 630
254 212
732
615
1 347
131 314
124 245
255 559
2005
133 348
126 296
259 644
741
670
1 411
134 089
126 966
261 055
2006
136 627
129 183
265 810
747
647
1 394
137 374
129 830
267 204

(a) Registered births adjusted to conform to 400 grams/20 weeks definition for the calculation of perinatal death rates. See Glossary and Explanatory notes, paragraphs 13-17 for further information.
(b) Includes other territories.
(c) Including those where heartbeat ceased before or after delivery is unknown.


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