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released: 29 Mar 2006 author: AIHW

This report compares changes in mortality in Australia's major cities, regional and remote areas in the period 1992-2003. Trends for Australia's broad geographic regions are compared for a range of specific causes of death including coronary heart disease, lung cancer, cervical cancer, asthma, suicide, motor vehicle traffic accidents, diabetes and many others.

ISSN 1448 9775; ISBN 978 1 74024 551 7; Cat. no. PHE 71; 106pp.; Internet Only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (100KB PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • Lists of tables
    • List of figures
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
  • Introduction (421KB PDF)
    • Background
    • Statistical methods
    • Reporting for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people
    • Issues pertaining to cause of death coding
    • Geographic classification
    • Notes on data presentation
  • Summary
    • Overview
    • Detailed specific causes summary
  • Overall mortality trends
    • Interpretation of overall mortality trends
    • Contribution of major cause groups to the overall decline in mortality
  • Neoplasms (254KB PDF)
    • All neoplasms
    • Lung cancer
    • Colorectal cancer
    • Breast cancer
    • Cervical cancer
    • Prostate cancer
    • Melanoma
    • 'Other' neoplasms
  • Circulatory diseases
    • All circulatory diseases
    • Cerebrovascular disease
    • Coronary heart disease
    • 'Other' circulatory diseases
  • Respiratory diseases
    • All respiratory diseases
    • Pneumonia and influenza
    • Asthma
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • 'Other' respiratory diseases
  • Injury and poisoning (178KB PDF)
    • All injury and poisoning
    • Suicide
    • Interpersonal violence
    • Motor vehicle traffic accidents
    • 'Other' land transport accidents
    • 'Other' injuries and poisoning
  • Other causes
    • All other causes
    • Diabetes
    • Renal failure
    • All other causes not elsewhere described
  • End matter (160KB PDF)
    • Appendix
      • Tables of SMRs by year, area and cause
    • Glossary
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2006. Rural, regional and remote health: mortality trends 1992-2003. Rural health series no. 7. Cat. no. PHE 71. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 26 May 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467831>.

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