Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.
Rate ratios calculated for (a) Indigenous: non-Indigenous; (b) first SEIFA quintile: fifth SEIFA quintile; and (c) remote areas: major cities.
Calculated overall and for major causes of death.
Major causes of death categories (and ICD-10-AM code ranges) are:
100,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Specified disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory: by age/sex, Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence.
Available disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory: by age/sex, Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence.
Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2007.
Accuracy of Indigenous identification of deaths, and the underlying Indigenous population data, needs to be improved.
Present directly age-standardised rates for Indigenous, remoteness area and SES.
Disaggregation by Indigenous status is to be reported using a 3 or 5 year rolling average.
Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations.
Further details (including data for 2002 to 2006) are available from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (Indicator 1.22 & 1.23).
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P18-Life expectancy, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P19-Infant/young child mortality rate, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P20-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 59-Age-standardised mortality by major cause of death, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P02-Mortality rate (and excess deaths) by leading causes, 2010 Community Services, Superseded 04/04/2011