3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2012 Quality Declaration 
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RESPIRATORY DISEASES (J00-J99)

Diseases of the Respiratory System (J00-J99) were the underlying cause of death for 194 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons in 2012 and accounted for 7.9% of deaths.

Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47) were the most common respiratory diseases, causing 123 deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons. The age standardised death rate for Chronic lower respiratory diseases was three times higher (rate ratio of 2.9) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians compared with non-Indigenous Australians (73.9 per 100,000 and 25.7 per 100,000, respectively).