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released: 7 Oct 2015 author: AIHW media release

This product (a combination of a web report and fact sheets) focuses on the major causes of premature deaths—both overall, and among certain age groups. It explores current patterns and trends over time for premature deaths. The fact sheets, in particular, explore population-level approaches that target specific causes of premature death which may have contributed to improvements in death rates for some causes. Note that detailed supplementary tables and updated General Record of Incidence of Mortality (GRIM) books also accompany this release—see Source data (<http://www.aihw.gov.au/deaths/premature-mortality/source-data/>).

Cat. no. PHE 191-205; Internet only

Leading cause of premature mortality in Australia fact sheets

Note that detailed supplementary tables and updated General Record of Incidence of Mortality (GRIM) books also accompany this release—see Source data.

Notes and corrections

The current version of the publication is presented above. Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. (27 June 2016) Following feedback, the liver disease fact sheet was updated to change a sentence which said that genetic causes of liver disease were not amenable to primary prevention to instead say that genetic screening could prevent the onset of conditions that cause liver disease. 
    Previous version: Leading cause of premature mortality in Australia fact sheet: liver disease, PHE 199 (1.1MB PDF)

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. Leading cause of premature mortality in Australia fact sheets. Cat. no. PHE 191-205. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 7 December 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129552722>.

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