3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2008 Quality Declaration 
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This publication presents statistics on the number of deaths, for reference year by state or territory of Australia, sex, selected age groups, and cause of death classified to the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Version 10 of the ICD was introduced from the 1999 reference year. Causes of death is presented in the publication in a number of different ways including: by underlying cause, leading causes and multiple causes. Data is also presented for deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons, for Australians born overseas and for suicide deaths.

The 2008 data presented in this publication are preliminary data and will be subject to a revision process. Revised 2007 Causes of Death data are also presented in this publication by underlying cause of death. For further information on the revision process see Technical Note 2: Causes of Death - Revisions Process.

Prior to 2006, statistics on perinatal deaths have been included in this publication, however from the 2007 reference year onward these data are published in Perinatal Deaths, Australia (cat. no. 3304.0).