3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2010 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Leading Causes of Death >> Circulatory Diseases and Cancers


The preceding sections present data based on the international standard of ranking leading causes of death based on research presented by the World Health Organization. It is also useful to present mortality data by the ICD-10 chapter level. As shown in Graph 2.4, over the last 10 years the proportion of deaths due to Circulatory Diseases (I00-I99) has decreased from 38.4% in 2001 to 31.7% in 2010. Deaths due to Neoplasms (C00-D48) have increased from 29.2% in 2001 to 30.2% in 2010.

Graph Image for Neoplasms and Circulatory diseases, Proportions of deaths 2001-2010(a)

Footnote(s): (a) All causes of death data from 2006 onward are subject to a revisions process - once data for a reference year are 'final', they are no longer revised. Affected data in this table are: 2006 (final) 2007 (final), 2008 (final), 2009 (revised), 2010 (preliminary). See Explanatory Notes 35-39 and Technical Notes, Causes of Death Revisions, 2006 and Causes of Death Revisions, 2008 and 2009.

Source(s): Causes of Death, Australia

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