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Death rates from selected causes declining for males and females
Data from ABS Causes of Death, Australia shows that standardised death rates from certain causes have been declining over time for both males and females.
Deaths due to ischaemic heart disease dropped from a rate of 169.7 deaths per 100,000 males in 2002 to 96.0 deaths per 100,000 males in 2012. Between 2011 and 2012 the death rate from ischaemic heart disease for males dropped from 107.6 to 96.0 deaths per 100,000 males. For females, the death rate from ischaemic heart disease has dropped from 97.8 deaths per 100,000 females in 2002 to 53.6 deaths per 100,000 females in 2012.
In 2012, the death rate for males in motor vehicle accidents was three times higher than that for females (9.0 per 100,000 males compared to 3.2 per 100,000 females). However, the death rate in motor vehicle accidents has dropped over time for males from 14.0 per 100,000 males in 2002 to 9.0 per 100,000 males in 2012.
Source(s): Gender Indicators, Australia
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