Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso title
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Summary
  • Body content
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Methods
      • 2.1 Mortality and population data
      • 2.2 The mortality gap
      • 2.3 Chronic diseases
      • 2.4 The structure of the analysis
    • 3 Results
      • 3.1 Estimating the mortality gap
      • 3.2 The contribution of chronic diseases
      • 3.3 The contribution of major disease groups
      • 3.4 The contribution of specific disease groups and some alternative disease groups
        • Persons aged 35–74 years
        • Males aged 35–54 years
        • Males aged 55–74 years
        • Females aged 35–54 years
        • Females aged 55–74 years
    • 4 Discussion
      • 4.1 Overview
      • 4.2 Specific diseases
      • 4.3 Closing the gap
  • End matter
    • Appendix 1: Assumptions and terminology
      • Underlying cause of death
      • Potential years of life lost
      • Choosing the age limits of 35 and 75 years
      • Indigenous and 'other Australians'
      • State of registration
      • Notes for the interpretation of tables
    • Appendix 2: Classification of chronic diseases
    • Appendix 3: Deaths, PYLL and PYLL rates for tables 4 to 13
    • References