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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/04/2006   
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Contents >> Health >> Deaths >> Infant deaths

In 2003, there were 40 infant deaths recorded in Tasmania (24 males and 16 females), an increase of 3 from the 2002 total (37). As illustrated in the table below, the number of infant deaths in Tasmania can fluctuate markedly from year to year. However, male infant deaths consistently outnumber female infant deaths.

INFANT DEATHS(a), Tasmania - 1998-2003

Unit
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003

Infant deaths
no.
Males
24
27
17
22
22
24
Females
10
19
16
18
15
16
Total
34
46
33
40
37
40
Infant mortality rate
rate(b)
Males
7.9
8.8
5.7
6.5
7.3
8.0
Females
3.4
6.4
5.9
5.9
5.0
5.8
Total
5.7
7.6
5.8
6.2
6.2
7.0
Age at death - males
no.
Under 1 day
5
8
5
5
11
9
1 day to under 1 week
7
6
5
3
4
4
1 week to under 4 weeks
3
4
5
4
-
4
4 weeks to under 1 year
9
9
-
10
6
7
Age at death - females
no.
Under 1 day
4
5
4
6
5
7
1 day to under 1 week
-
3
4
-
-
-
1 week to under 4 weeks
-
7
-
3
4
3
4 weeks to under 1 year
4
4
7
8
5
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, Australia (cat. no. 3302.0).



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