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Table 2 Median age at death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by method of reporting, sex, cause of death, and geographic remoteness, New South Wales Australia 2007

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

Cause of death – geographic remoteness Reporting method
As reported Enhanced reporting
Algorithma At least 1 report
Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
Cause of death Cancerb 64.4 63.6 64.3 64.6 62.5 63.8 65.2 64.4 65.0
  Cardiovascular diseasesc 61.1 72.0 65.9 64.8 73.5 69.1 66.0 76.5 71.2
  External causesd 36.8 40.4 39.5 39.9 39.7 39.7 38.0 40.4 39.7
Geographic remoteness (ARIA+) e Major Cities 59.5 66.1 61.7 61.0 66.3 62.8 62.4 67.1 64.9
  Inner Regional 62.5 61.9 62.1 61.9 65.2 63.0 62.9 68.8 65.1
  Outer Regional 56.0 65.7 59.9 57.8 63.4 60.5 59.6 65.0 61.1
  Remote 60.0 58.8 59.9 61.2 60.6 61.2 63.2 63.0 63.2
  Very Remote 63.2 65.0 64.4 62.9 65.0 63.9 63.2 69.1 64.7
Total f   59.5 63.5 61.1 60.8 65.1 62.6 62.1 67.0 63.9
  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. bCancer cause of death codes ICD-10: C00-C97.
  4. cCardiovascular diseases cause of death codes ICD-10: I00-I99.
  5. dExternal causes of death codes ICD-10: V01-Y98
  6. eAccessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia—ARIA Plus 12.
  7. fTotal includes records with missing information ARIA+ or cause of death.