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HealthStats NSW

Deaths by category of cause in children

  • NSW, stacked trend
  • by age and sex
Other, 16
5.3Other, 15
4.6Other, 15
4.6Other, 15
4.6Other, 15
4.6Other, 14
5Other, 14
5Other, 14
5Other, 14
5Other, 13
9.5Other, 13
9.5Other, 13
9.5Other, 13
9.5Other, 12
13.8Other, 12
13.8Other, 12
13.8Other, 12
13.8Other, 11
8.5Other, 11
8.5Other, 11
8.5Other, 11
8.5Other, 10
7.8Other, 10
7.8Other, 10
7.8Other, 10
7.8Other, 9
6.3Other, 9
6.3Other, 9
6.3Other, 9
6.3Other, 8
11.3Other, 8
11.3Other, 8
11.3Other, 8
11.3Other, 7
8.2Other, 7
8.2Other, 7
8.2Other, 7
8.2Other, 6
11.8Other, 6
11.8Other, 6
11.8Other, 6
11.8Other, 5
14Other, 5
14Other, 5
14Other, 5
14Other, 4
6.1Other, 4
6.1Other, 4
6.1Other, 4
6.1Other, 3
7.6Other, 3
7.6Other, 3
7.6Other, 3
7.6Other, 2
12.8Other, 2
12.8Other, 2
12.8Other, 2
12.8Other, 1
17.4Other, 1
17.4Other, 1
17.4Other, 1
17.4Other, <1
11Other, <1
11Other, <1
11Other, <1
11Injury & poisoning, 16
55.3Injury & poisoning, 15
54.3Injury & poisoning, 15
54.3Injury & poisoning, 15
54.3Injury & poisoning, 15
54.3Injury & poisoning, 14
48Injury & poisoning, 14
48Injury & poisoning, 14
48Injury & poisoning, 14
48Injury & poisoning, 13
27.6Injury & poisoning, 13
27.6Injury & poisoning, 13
27.6Injury & poisoning, 13
27.6Injury & poisoning, 12
18.5Injury & poisoning, 12
18.5Injury & poisoning, 12
18.5Injury & poisoning, 12
18.5Injury & poisoning, 11
32.2Injury & poisoning, 11
32.2Injury & poisoning, 11
32.2Injury & poisoning, 11
32.2Injury & poisoning, 10
25Injury & poisoning, 10
25Injury & poisoning, 10
25Injury & poisoning, 10
25Injury & poisoning, 9
32.9Injury & poisoning, 9
32.9Injury & poisoning, 9
32.9Injury & poisoning, 9
32.9Injury & poisoning, 8
25Injury & poisoning, 8
25Injury & poisoning, 8
25Injury & poisoning, 8
25Injury & poisoning, 7
27.4Injury & poisoning, 7
27.4Injury & poisoning, 7
27.4Injury & poisoning, 7
27.4Injury & poisoning, 6
25Injury & poisoning, 6
25Injury & poisoning, 6
25Injury & poisoning, 6
25Injury & poisoning, 5
20.9Injury & poisoning, 5
20.9Injury & poisoning, 5
20.9Injury & poisoning, 5
20.9Injury & poisoning, 4
26.8Injury & poisoning, 4
26.8Injury & poisoning, 4
26.8Injury & poisoning, 4
26.8Injury & poisoning, 3
31.1Injury & poisoning, 3
31.1Injury & poisoning, 3
31.1Injury & poisoning, 3
31.1Injury & poisoning, 2
32.7Injury & poisoning, 2
32.7Injury & poisoning, 2
32.7Injury & poisoning, 2
32.7Injury & poisoning, 1
28.8Injury & poisoning, 1
28.8Injury & poisoning, 1
28.8Injury & poisoning, 1
28.8Injury & poisoning, <1
2.3Injury & poisoning, <1
2.3Injury & poisoning, <1
2.3Injury & poisoning, <1
2.3Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 16
2.6Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 15
2.6Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 15
2.6Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 15
2.6Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 15
2.6Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 14
10Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 14
10Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 14
10Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 14
10Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 13
6.7Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 13
6.7Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 13
6.7Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 13
6.7Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 12
6.2Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 12
6.2Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 12
6.2Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 12
6.2Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 11
8.5Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 11
8.5Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 11
8.5Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 11
8.5Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 10
3.1Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 10
3.1Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 10
3.1Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 10
3.1Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 9
3.8Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 9
3.8Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 9
3.8Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 9
3.8Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 8
3.8Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 8
3.8Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 8
3.8Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 8
3.8Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 7
2.7Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 7
2.7Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 7
2.7Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 7
2.7Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 6
10.5Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 6
10.5Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 6
10.5Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 6
10.5Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 5
11.6Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 5
11.6Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 5
11.6Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 5
11.6Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 4
8.5Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 4
8.5Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 4
8.5Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 4
8.5Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 3
10.9Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 3
10.9Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 3
10.9Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 3
10.9Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 2
7.7Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 2
7.7Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 2
7.7Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 2
7.7Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 1
12.3Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 1
12.3Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 1
12.3Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, 1
12.3Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, <1
79Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, <1
79Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, <1
79Maternal, neonatal & congenital causes, <1
79Digestive system diseases, 16
0Digestive system diseases, 15
0.7Digestive system diseases, 15
0.7Digestive system diseases, 15
0.7Digestive system diseases, 15
0.7Digestive system diseases, 14
1Digestive system diseases, 14
1Digestive system diseases, 14
1Digestive system diseases, 14
1Digestive system diseases, 13
1.9Digestive system diseases, 13
1.9Digestive system diseases, 13
1.9Digestive system diseases, 13
1.9Digestive system diseases, 12
3.1Digestive system diseases, 12
3.1Digestive system diseases, 12
3.1Digestive system diseases, 12
3.1Digestive system diseases, 11
0Digestive system diseases, 11
0Digestive system diseases, 11
0Digestive system diseases, 11
0Digestive system diseases, 10
3.1Digestive system diseases, 10
3.1Digestive system diseases, 10
3.1Digestive system diseases, 10
3.1Digestive system diseases, 9
2.5Digestive system diseases, 9
2.5Digestive system diseases, 9
2.5Digestive system diseases, 9
2.5Digestive system diseases, 8
1.3Digestive system diseases, 8
1.3Digestive system diseases, 8
1.3Digestive system diseases, 8
1.3Digestive system diseases, 7
0Digestive system diseases, 7
0Digestive system diseases, 7
0Digestive system diseases, 7
0Digestive system diseases, 6
0Digestive system diseases, 6
0Digestive system diseases, 6
0Digestive system diseases, 6
0Digestive system diseases, 5
1.2Digestive system diseases, 5
1.2Digestive system diseases, 5
1.2Digestive system diseases, 5
1.2Digestive system diseases, 4
0Digestive system diseases, 4
0Digestive system diseases, 4
0Digestive system diseases, 4
0Digestive system diseases, 3
2.5Digestive system diseases, 3
2.5Digestive system diseases, 3
2.5Digestive system diseases, 3
2.5Digestive system diseases, 2
0.6Digestive system diseases, 2
0.6Digestive system diseases, 2
0.6Digestive system diseases, 2
0.6Digestive system diseases, 1
3.4Digestive system diseases, 1
3.4Digestive system diseases, 1
3.4Digestive system diseases, 1
3.4Digestive system diseases, <1
0.5Digestive system diseases, <1
0.5Digestive system diseases, <1
0.5Digestive system diseases, <1
0.5Respiratory diseases, 16
3.7Respiratory diseases, 15
4Respiratory diseases, 15
4Respiratory diseases, 15
4Respiratory diseases, 15
4Respiratory diseases, 14
3Respiratory diseases, 14
3Respiratory diseases, 14
3Respiratory diseases, 14
3Respiratory diseases, 13
6.7Respiratory diseases, 13
6.7Respiratory diseases, 13
6.7Respiratory diseases, 13
6.7Respiratory diseases, 12
9.2Respiratory diseases, 12
9.2Respiratory diseases, 12
9.2Respiratory diseases, 12
9.2Respiratory diseases, 11
6.8Respiratory diseases, 11
6.8Respiratory diseases, 11
6.8Respiratory diseases, 11
6.8Respiratory diseases, 10
12.5Respiratory diseases, 10
12.5Respiratory diseases, 10
12.5Respiratory diseases, 10
12.5Respiratory diseases, 9
8.9Respiratory diseases, 9
8.9Respiratory diseases, 9
8.9Respiratory diseases, 9
8.9Respiratory diseases, 8
5Respiratory diseases, 8
5Respiratory diseases, 8
5Respiratory diseases, 8
5Respiratory diseases, 7
2.7Respiratory diseases, 7
2.7Respiratory diseases, 7
2.7Respiratory diseases, 7
2.7Respiratory diseases, 6
1.3Respiratory diseases, 6
1.3Respiratory diseases, 6
1.3Respiratory diseases, 6
1.3Respiratory diseases, 5
4.7Respiratory diseases, 5
4.7Respiratory diseases, 5
4.7Respiratory diseases, 5
4.7Respiratory diseases, 4
9.8Respiratory diseases, 4
9.8Respiratory diseases, 4
9.8Respiratory diseases, 4
9.8Respiratory diseases, 3
9.2Respiratory diseases, 3
9.2Respiratory diseases, 3
9.2Respiratory diseases, 3
9.2Respiratory diseases, 2
9.6Respiratory diseases, 2
9.6Respiratory diseases, 2
9.6Respiratory diseases, 2
9.6Respiratory diseases, 1
8.9Respiratory diseases, 1
8.9Respiratory diseases, 1
8.9Respiratory diseases, 1
8.9Respiratory diseases, <1
1.6Respiratory diseases, <1
1.6Respiratory diseases, <1
1.6Respiratory diseases, <1
1.6Circulatory diseases, 16
5.8Circulatory diseases, 15
6Circulatory diseases, 15
6Circulatory diseases, 15
6Circulatory diseases, 15
6Circulatory diseases, 14
5Circulatory diseases, 14
5Circulatory diseases, 14
5Circulatory diseases, 14
5Circulatory diseases, 13
10.5Circulatory diseases, 13
10.5Circulatory diseases, 13
10.5Circulatory diseases, 13
10.5Circulatory diseases, 12
3.1Circulatory diseases, 12
3.1Circulatory diseases, 12
3.1Circulatory diseases, 12
3.1Circulatory diseases, 11
3.4Circulatory diseases, 11
3.4Circulatory diseases, 11
3.4Circulatory diseases, 11
3.4Circulatory diseases, 10
6.3Circulatory diseases, 10
6.3Circulatory diseases, 10
6.3Circulatory diseases, 10
6.3Circulatory diseases, 9
6.3Circulatory diseases, 9
6.3Circulatory diseases, 9
6.3Circulatory diseases, 9
6.3Circulatory diseases, 8
8.8Circulatory diseases, 8
8.8Circulatory diseases, 8
8.8Circulatory diseases, 8
8.8Circulatory diseases, 7
6.8Circulatory diseases, 7
6.8Circulatory diseases, 7
6.8Circulatory diseases, 7
6.8Circulatory diseases, 6
6.6Circulatory diseases, 6
6.6Circulatory diseases, 6
6.6Circulatory diseases, 6
6.6Circulatory diseases, 5
5.8Circulatory diseases, 5
5.8Circulatory diseases, 5
5.8Circulatory diseases, 5
5.8Circulatory diseases, 4
4.9Circulatory diseases, 4
4.9Circulatory diseases, 4
4.9Circulatory diseases, 4
4.9Circulatory diseases, 3
5.9Circulatory diseases, 3
5.9Circulatory diseases, 3
5.9Circulatory diseases, 3
5.9Circulatory diseases, 2
5.8Circulatory diseases, 2
5.8Circulatory diseases, 2
5.8Circulatory diseases, 2
5.8Circulatory diseases, 1
5.5Circulatory diseases, 1
5.5Circulatory diseases, 1
5.5Circulatory diseases, 1
5.5Circulatory diseases, <1
1.5Circulatory diseases, <1
1.5Circulatory diseases, <1
1.5Circulatory diseases, <1
1.5Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 16
11.6Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 15
7.3Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 15
7.3Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 15
7.3Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 15
7.3Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 14
6Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 14
6Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 14
6Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 14
6Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 13
11.4Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 13
11.4Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 13
11.4Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 13
11.4Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 12
16.9Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 12
16.9Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 12
16.9Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 12
16.9Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 11
16.9Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 11
16.9Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 11
16.9Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 11
16.9Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 10
15.6Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 10
15.6Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 10
15.6Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 10
15.6Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 9
13.9Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 9
13.9Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 9
13.9Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 9
13.9Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 8
12.5Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 8
12.5Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 8
12.5Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 8
12.5Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 7
12.3Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 7
12.3Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 7
12.3Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 7
12.3Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 6
10.5Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 6
10.5Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 6
10.5Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 6
10.5Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 5
14Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 5
14Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 5
14Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 5
14Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 4
14.6Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 4
14.6Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 4
14.6Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 4
14.6Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 3
10.1Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 3
10.1Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 3
10.1Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 3
10.1Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 2
11.5Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 2
11.5Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 2
11.5Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 2
11.5Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 1
10.6Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 1
10.6Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 1
10.6Nervous system & sense organ disorders, 1
10.6Nervous system & sense organ disorders, <1
2.7Nervous system & sense organ disorders, <1
2.7Nervous system & sense organ disorders, <1
2.7Nervous system & sense organ disorders, <1
2.7Endocrine diseases, 16
2.6Endocrine diseases, 15
4Endocrine diseases, 15
4Endocrine diseases, 15
4Endocrine diseases, 15
4Endocrine diseases, 14
2Endocrine diseases, 14
2Endocrine diseases, 14
2Endocrine diseases, 14
2Endocrine diseases, 13
3.8Endocrine diseases, 13
3.8Endocrine diseases, 13
3.8Endocrine diseases, 13
3.8Endocrine diseases, 12
4.6Endocrine diseases, 12
4.6Endocrine diseases, 12
4.6Endocrine diseases, 12
4.6Endocrine diseases, 11
1.7Endocrine diseases, 11
1.7Endocrine diseases, 11
1.7Endocrine diseases, 11
1.7Endocrine diseases, 10
6.3Endocrine diseases, 10
6.3Endocrine diseases, 10
6.3Endocrine diseases, 10
6.3Endocrine diseases, 9
6.3Endocrine diseases, 9
6.3Endocrine diseases, 9
6.3Endocrine diseases, 9
6.3Endocrine diseases, 8
8.8Endocrine diseases, 8
8.8Endocrine diseases, 8
8.8Endocrine diseases, 8
8.8Endocrine diseases, 7
6.8Endocrine diseases, 7
6.8Endocrine diseases, 7
6.8Endocrine diseases, 7
6.8Endocrine diseases, 6
5.3Endocrine diseases, 6
5.3Endocrine diseases, 6
5.3Endocrine diseases, 6
5.3Endocrine diseases, 5
3.5Endocrine diseases, 5
3.5Endocrine diseases, 5
3.5Endocrine diseases, 5
3.5Endocrine diseases, 4
1.2Endocrine diseases, 4
1.2Endocrine diseases, 4
1.2Endocrine diseases, 4
1.2Endocrine diseases, 3
5Endocrine diseases, 3
5Endocrine diseases, 3
5Endocrine diseases, 3
5Endocrine diseases, 2
3.8Endocrine diseases, 2
3.8Endocrine diseases, 2
3.8Endocrine diseases, 2
3.8Endocrine diseases, 1
5.9Endocrine diseases, 1
5.9Endocrine diseases, 1
5.9Endocrine diseases, 1
5.9Endocrine diseases, <1
1.1Endocrine diseases, <1
1.1Endocrine diseases, <1
1.1Endocrine diseases, <1
1.1Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 16
13.2Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 15
16.6Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 15
16.6Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 15
16.6Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 15
16.6Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 14
20Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 14
20Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 14
20Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 14
20Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 13
21.9Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 13
21.9Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 13
21.9Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 13
21.9Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 12
24.6Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 12
24.6Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 12
24.6Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 12
24.6Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 11
22Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 11
22Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 11
22Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 11
22Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 10
20.3Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 10
20.3Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 10
20.3Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 10
20.3Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 9
19Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 9
19Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 9
19Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 9
19Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 8
23.8Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 8
23.8Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 8
23.8Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 8
23.8Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 7
32.9Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 7
32.9Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 7
32.9Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 7
32.9Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 6
28.9Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 6
28.9Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 6
28.9Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 6
28.9Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 5
24.4Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 5
24.4Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 5
24.4Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 5
24.4Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 4
28Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 4
28Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 4
28Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 4
28Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 3
17.6Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 3
17.6Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 3
17.6Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 3
17.6Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 2
15.4Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 2
15.4Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 2
15.4Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 2
15.4Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 1
7.2Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 1
7.2Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 1
7.2Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), 1
7.2Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), <1
0.3Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), <1
0.3Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), <1
0.3Malignant neoplasms (Cancers), <1
0.3
  • + Source

    Mortality estimates for years up to 2005 are based on Australian Bureau of Statistics death registration data. Data from 2006 onwards were provided by the Australian Coordinating Registry, Cause of Death Unit Record File; the data for the most 2 recent years are preliminary (SAPHaRI, Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence, NSW Ministry of Health)

  • + Notes

    The heights of the coloured areas indicate the relative contribution of the individual causes to total mortality at each age.

    Only NSW residents are included. Deaths were classified using ICD-10.

    Counts of deaths for the latest year of data include an estimate of the number of deaths occurring in that year but registered in the next year.

    Components may not add up to the total exactly due to rounding.

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  • + Methods
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    • Codes: Deaths by category

      The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems

      National Centre for Classification in Health, Australia; AM - Australian Modification
      DescriptionICD-10 & ICD-10-AMComments
      Infectious diseases A00-B99

      This indicator uses underlying cause of death only.

      All records are included for NSW residents only.

      Neoplasms - malignant C00-C99
      Neoplasms - other than malignant D00-D48
      Blood and immune diseases D50-D89
      Endocrine diseases E00-E89
      Mental disorders F00-F99
      Nervous and sense disorders G00-H95
      Circulatory diseases I00-I99, Excluding I84
      Respiratory diseases J00-J99
      Digestive system diseases K00-K93, I84
      Skin diseases L00-L99
      Musculoskeletal diseases M00-M99
      Genitourinary diseases N00-N99
      Maternal, neonatal and congenital causes O00-Q99
      Ill defined and unknown causes R00-R99, U00-U49
      Injury and poisoning (all external cause codes) S00-T98, U50-U73, V01-Y89

      Haemorrhoids were classified as diseases of the circulatory system under ICD-10-AM Seventh edition (I84). In ICD-10-AM Eighth edition haemorrhoids are classified with diseases of the digestive system (K64). Consequently, haemorrhoids are not included in the total count of diseases of circulatory.

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    • Key points: Deaths

        • In 2018, there were 53,456 deaths of residents in NSW. The number of deaths has increased by around 13% in the 10 years since 2009. However, the death rate has decreased by around 12% over this period due to an increasing population.

        • The age standardised death rate was 506.4 per 100,000 population in NSW in 2018.  

        • In 2018 the age-adjusted male death rate was around 46% higher than the female death rate (610.5 compared with 417.0 per 100,000 population respectively). This difference has declined from 52% over the last 10 years since 2009.

        • In 2018, there were 294 infant deaths in NSW, which was 2.7 deaths per 1,000 live births. The infant mortality rate in Australia was 3.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2018.

    • Introduction: Deaths

      Definition

      Death or mortality statistics are published at regular intervals in most countries and usually show numbers and rates of deaths by sex, age and other variables. A death rate is an estimate of the proportion of the population that dies during a specified period (Last 2001). In this report it is expressed as the number of deaths per 100,000 population (person-years).

      The proportion of people in different age groups varies between geographic areas and over time and can therefore influence death rate comparisons within these dimensions. Age-adjustment (also known as age-standardisation) allows for the comparison of death rates across geographic areas and over time after removing the effects of the different age structures in these dimensions.

      Refer to the Methods tab for more information.

      Death rates internationally

      Death rates from all causes are low in Australia and NSW by international standards. The World Health Organization classifies Australia into an ‘A stratum’, with very low child and adult mortality. Comparisons by country reveal that the probability of dying between 15 and 60 years per 1,000 population (WHO calculated adult mortality rate) spans from around 50 in selected developed countries to just under 500 in some African countries. Australia’s rate was 61 per 1,000 in 2016, which placed it 16th out of 183 reported countries (WHO 2018).

      References

      World Health Organization. World health statistics. Geneva: WHO. Available at: https://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.686?lang=en

    • Interventions: Deaths

      Interventions aiming to reduce deaths rates in NSW are embedded in strategies dealing with specific health issues or specific disadvantaged populations.

    • For more information: Deaths

      Useful websites include:

      Australian Bureau of Statistics at http://www.abs.gov.au

      Australian Institute of Health and Welfare at http://www.aihw.gov.au

      healthdirect at http://www.healthdirect.gov.au/

Last Updated At: Tuesday, 30 June 2020