Causes of death
Causes of Death, Australia
- Ischaemic heart disease was the leading cause of death, accounting for 10.8% of all deaths.
- Dementia overtook lung cancer as the 2nd leading cause of death for males.
- Intentional self-harm death rate was 12.9 per 100,000 people.
- Chronic lower respiratory disease is now the second leading cause of death of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, overtaking Diabetes.