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released: 21 Aug 2014 author: AIHW media release

Despite relatively high standards of health and health care in Australia, not all Australians fare equally well in terms of their health and longevity. Substantial mortality inequalities exist in the Australian population, in terms of overall mortality, and for most leading causes of death, and these inequalities are long-standing.

ISBN 978-1-74249-608-5; Cat. no. AUS 184; 24pp.; $13

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Publication table of contents

  • Summary
  • 1 Introduction
    • What we already know about mortality inequalities
    • Objectives of bulletin
  • 2 Methods
    • Data sources
    • Analytical techniques
  • 3 Results
    • Sex
    • Remoteness
    • Socioeconomic disadvantage
    • Country of birth
    • Indigenous Australians
    • Time trends
  • 4 Discussion
    • What's missing?
  • Appendix
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • References

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  1. (29 Oct 2014) Mortality inequalities in Australia infographic and poster added.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Mortality inequalities in Australia 2009–2011. AIHW bulletin no. 124. Cat. no. AUS 184. Canberra: AIHW.

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