3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2010 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Persons >> Diseases of the Digestive System (K00-K93)

DISEASES OF THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM (K00-K93)

Diseases of the Digestive System (K00-K93) were the underlying cause of death for 145 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in 2010, accounting for 5.6% of deaths.

The most common type of digestive disease that contributed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths were Diseases of the Liver (K70-K76), with 95 deaths in 2010. The age standardised death rate for Diseases of the Liver was almost five times higher (rate ratio of 4.8) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians compared with non-Indigenous Australians (30.1 and 6.3).





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