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Table 1 Deaths among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by method of reporting and demographic characteristics, New South Wales Australia 2007

From: Enhanced reporting of deaths among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples using linked administrative health datasets

Demographic characteristics Reporting method
As reported Enhanced reporting
Algorithma At least 1 report
No. No. Increase%b No. Increase%b
Age (years) 0 38 45 18.4 50 31.6
  1- 4 6 7 16.7 8 33.3
  5 - 9 1 1 0.0 1 0.0
  10 - 14 2 4 100.0 5 150.0
  15 - 19 3 4 33.3 4 33.3
  20 - 24 6 9 50.0 9 50.0
  25 - 29 7 11 57.1 11 57.1
  30 - 34 16 21 31.3 22 37.5
  35 - 39 20 25 25.0 30 50.0
  40 - 44 36 46 27.8 49 36.1
  45 - 49 50 62 24.0 66 32.0
  50 - 54 47 60 27.7 64 36.2
  55 - 59 45 57 26.7 64 42.2
  60 - 64 65 80 23.1 89 36.9
  65 - 69 59 78 32.2 90 52.5
  70 - 74 55 73 32.7 83 50.9
  75 - 79 38 58 52.6 77 102.6
  80 - 84 29 47 62.1 65 124.1
  85 + 57 92 61.4 121 112.3
Sex Male 311 420 35.0 486 56.3
  Female 269 360 33.8 422 56.9
Geographic remoteness (ARIA+)c Major Cities 171 247 44.4 293 71.3
  Inner Regional 190 255 34.2 304 60.0
  Outer Regional 137 178 29.9 203 48.2
  Remote 47 55 17.0 60 27.7
  Very Remote 23 26 13.0 28 21.7
Cause of death Cancerd 128 188 46.9 227 77.3
  Cardiovascular diseasese 181 234 29.3 273 50.8
  External causesf 56 73 30.4 85 51.8
Totalg   580 780 34.5 908 56.6
  1. Data source: Australian Bureau of Statistics death data linked with records of the NSW Admitted Patient Data, NSW Emergency Department Data Collection, NSW Perinatal Data Collection and Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages birth registration data.
  2. aFor 3 or more linked units of information 2 are required to report an individual as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, otherwise 1 is sufficient.
  3. bDifference between the number of enhanced deaths and the “As-reported” deaths as a percentage of the “As-reported” number of deaths.
  4. cAccessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia—ARIA Plus 12.
  5. dCancer cause of death codes ICD-10: C00-C97.
  6. eCardiovascular diseases cause of death codes ICD-10: I00-I99.
  7. fExternal causes of death codes ICD-10: V01-Y98.
  8. gTotal includes records with missing information on demographic characteristics.