3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2008 Quality Declaration 
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EXTERNAL CAUSES (V01-Y98)

There were 390 deaths of Indigenous people attributed to External causes (V01-Y98) in 2008. This represented 16% of all Indigenous deaths, compared with 5.9% of non-Indigenous deaths attributed to External causes. Of those Indigenous deaths due to External causes, 66% were male and 34% were female. The median age at death for External causes was 32.6 years for Indigenous people and 53.9 years for non-Indigenous people.

Intentional self harm [Suicide] (X60-X84,Y87.0) and Land transport accidents (V01-V89, Y85.0) were the two leading External causes of death for Indigenous people in 2008. Suicide accounted for 4.2% (103) of Indigenous deaths due to all causes; 74 were males and 29 were females. Land transport accidents accounted for 4.0% (99) of Indigenous deaths due to all causes; 68 were males and 31 were females.

7.1 Selected underlying causes of death as proportion of total deaths, By Indigenous status (a): 2008 (b) (c)
Graph: 7.1 Selected underlying causes of death as proportion of total deaths, By Indigenous status (a): 2008 (b) (c)






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