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Table 3 Standardised mortality ratios for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by method of reporting, sex and cause of death, 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 Method of enhancement Males Females Total
SMR 95% CI SMR 95% CI SMR 95% CI
Cancera As reported 152.3 119.6 - 191.2 130.3 97.9 - 170.1 141.1 117.7 - 167.8
  Algorithme 223.3 182.3 - 268.4 193.1 153.1 - 240.3 207.2 178.7 - 239.1
  At least one report 275.8 231.1 - 326.6 224.5 181.2 - 275.0 250.2 218.7 - 285.0
Cardiovascular diseasesb As reported 261.6 212.8 - 318.1 252.9 200.8 - 314.3 254.7 219.0 - 294.6
  Algorithme 329.6 274.6 - 392.4 337.2 276.6 - 407.1 329.3 288.5 - 374.3
  At least one report 368.8 310.5 - 435.0 412.1 344.8 - 488.7 384.2 340.0 - 432.6
External causesc As reported 126.8 88.3 - 176.3 205.8 127.4 - 314.6 146.6 110.7 - 190.4
  Algorithme 173.9 128.2 - 230.6 245.0 158.5 - 361.6 191.1 149.8 - 240.3
  At least one report 195.6 147.0 - 255.3 303.8 206.4 - 431.2 222.5 177.7 - 275.2
Total As reported 190.6 170.0 - 213.0 213.0 188.3 - 240.1 198.7 182.9 - 215.6
  Algorithme 257.4 233.4 - 283.3 285.1 256.4 - 316.1 267.3 248.8 - 286.7
  At least one report 297.9 272.0 - 325.6 334.2 303.0 - 367.6 311.1 291.2 - 332.1
  1. Data sources: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) death registration data for NSW 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; ABS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander estimated resident population NSW 20072; and standard death rates were obtained using ABS Australian death data 2006 and the estimated resident Australian population 2006 14.
  2. CI Confidence interval.
  3. aCancer cause of death codes ICD-10: C00-C97.
  4. bCardiovascular diseases cause of death codes ICD-10: I00-I99.
  5. cExternal causes of death codes ICD-10: V01-Y98.
  6. eFor 3 or more linked units of information 2 are required to report an individual as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, otherwise 1 is sufficient.