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CAUSES OF DEATH

Between 2001 and 2005, Diseases of the circulatory system remained the main underlying cause of death in the ACT. In 2005, deaths from Diseases of the circulatory system accounted for 188.5 deaths per 100,000 population, or 34% of all deaths. Malignant neoplasms remained the second highest underlying cause of death between 2001 and 2005 in the ACT. In 2005 this cause accounted for 161 deaths per 100,000 population, or 29% of all deaths.

7.2 Standardised death rates, By underlying cause of death: ACT - As at 30 June

2003(a)
2004(b)
2005(b)
rate
rate
rate

Malignant neoplasms (C00-C97)
Trachea, bronchus and lung (C33, C34)
28.4
24.9
23.2
Total malignant neoplasms (C00-C97)
164.8
157.1
161.0
Diabetes mellitus (E10-E14)
15.4
17.7
17.8
Mental and behavioural disorders (F00-F99)
22.3
17.2
16.0
Diseases of the nervous system (G00-G99)
24.7
28.6
22.1
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99)
Ischaemic heart disease (I20-I25)
Acute myocardial infarction (I21)
43.5
31.8
27.7
Total ischaemic heart disease (I20-I25)
99.0
86.1
79.8
Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69)
50.9
61.1
51.6
Diseases of the arteries, arterioles and capillaries (I70-I79)
18.2
10.7
14.1
Total diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99)
213.2
192.5
188.5
Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99)
Influenza and pneumonia (J10-J18)
10.4
12.1
14.1
Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47)
26.0
24.8
16.9
Total diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99)
45.6
44.8
37.4
Diseases of the digestive system (K00-K93)
19.5
20.5
24.9
Accidents (V01-V99)
Transport accidents (V01-V99)
4.2
5.4
8.7
Total accidents (V01-V99)
19.0
17.6
24.0
Intentional self-harm (X60-X84)
10.2
7.8
10.6
All causes
582.7
562.3
562.5

(a) Standardised death rate per 100,000 of the mid-year 2001 population.
(b) Standardised death rate per 100,000 of the mid-year 2002 population.
Causes of Death, Australia, 2003 (cat. no. 3303.0); Causes of Death, Australia, 2004 (cat. no. 3303.0); Causes of Death, Australia, 2005 (cat. no. 3303.0).


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