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released: 17 Dec 2010 author: AIHW media release

This bulletin uses potential years of life lost to describe mortality patterns for deaths due to chronic disease. It shows that most premature deaths were due to chronic disease. The leading cause of premature mortality among females was breast cancer and among males it was coronary heart disease. Further, the bulletin highlights that a large proportion of premature chronic disease deaths were also potentially avoidable.

ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-072-4; Cat. no. AUS 133; 20pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Highlights
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • References
  • Appendix
  • Acknowledgments
  • Verso page

Recommended citation

AIHW 2010. Premature mortality from chronic disease. AIHW bulletin no. 84. Cat. no. AUS 133. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 19 April 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442472466>.