Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Mortality rate (and excess deaths) by leading causes, 2010|
|Registration status:||Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011|
|Description:||Mortality rates and excess deaths for Australians for the leading causes of death, (ICD-10 causes of death) by Indigenous status.|
|Rationale:||Achieving the Closing the Gap target of closing the life expectancy gap within a generation requires monitoring mortality rates for different diseases so that it is understood which diseases are major contributors to mortality among Indigenous Australians and where programs are succeeding and where they are not.|
|Indicator set:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement (2010) Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011|
|Outcome area:||Indigenous Australians achieve health outcomes comparable to the broader population Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010|
|Quality statement:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P02-Mortality rate (and excess deaths) by leading causes, 2010 QS Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011|
Collection and usage attributes
|Computation description:||There are two measures for this indicator:
Measure (1a): Mortality rates for Australians by the leading causes of death, by Indigenous status
Measure (1b): Excess deaths for Indigenous Australians by the leading causes of death
Crude and age standardised rates, rate ratios and rate differences are presented.
|Computation:||Rate: 100,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Excess deaths: Observed number of Indigenous deaths less expected number of Indigenous deaths if the age specific rates of the non-Indigenous population were applied to the Indigenous population.
|Numerator:||Number of registered deaths|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Population all ages|
|Denominator data elements:|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Comments:||Required disaggregation: By leading cause of death: National, sex and selected states/territories by Indigenous status
Recommended disaggregation: By leading cause of death: National, by sex by Indigenous status; selected states and territories by Indigenous status
Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2007
At this stage, only data from selected state/territories are considered of acceptable quality for reporting mortality of Indigenous persons (NSW, Qld, WA, SA & NT).
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Deaths|
Data source attributes
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Long-term
The statistical agencies and state/territory governments are currently working with Registrars and funeral directors and doctors to improve the quality of Indigenous status information on death notification forms and death certificates.Indigenous identification needs improvement in deaths data.
|Other issues caveats:|
Disaggregation by Indigenous status is Indigenous Australians and other Australians (Non-Indigenous and not stated Indigenous status).
Rates are indirectly age-standardised to the Australian Estimated Resident Population as at June 30 2001.
Numbers will be too small to report by cause of death in some states and territories.
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P59-Age-standardised mortality by major cause of death, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 02-Mortality rate (and excess deaths) by leading causes, 2011 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012