Table of contents

  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Summary
  • 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 Background
    • 1.2 Objectives
    • 1.3 Phases of Enhanced Mortality Database project
    • 1.4 Data and methods
      • 1.4.1 Data linkage
      • 1.4.2 Algorithm for enhancing Indigenous status
      • 1.4.3 Method of enhancing Indigenous status on the MED
      • 1.4.4 Development of mortality estimates and life tables
  • 2 Mortality levels, patterns and trends
    • 2.1 Introduction
      • 2.1.1 Distribution of deaths by age and sex
    • 2.2 Summary measures of mortality
      • 2.2.1 Median age at death
      • 2.2.2 Age-standardised death rates
      • 2.2.3 Age-standardised death rate differences and rate ratios
    • 2.3 Age pattern of mortality
      • 2.3.1 Age-specific death rates
      • 2.3.2 Cumulative percentages of deaths occurring by specified ages
    • 2.4 Trends in Indigenous death rates
    • 2.5 Conclusion
  • 3 Life expectancy
    • 3.1 Key data inputs
    • 3.2 Percentages of people surviving to older ages
    • 3.3 Levels and differentials in life expectancy
    • 3.4 Life expectancy gap
      • 3.4.1 Gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous life expectancy
      • 3.4.2 Life expectancy gap between males and females
    • 3.5 Age decomposition of life expectancy
      • 3.5.1 Contribution of age groups to the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous life expectancy
      • 3.5.2 Contributions of age groups to the gap in life expectancy between males and females
    • 3.6 Probability density function for survival
    • 3.7 Conclusion
  • Appendix A: Methodology
    • A1 Enhancement of death records on the MED
      • A1.1 Background
      • A1.2 Characteristics of data sets on which method is based
      • A1.3 Assumptions of the method
      • A1.4 Method
  • Appendix B: Data sources
    • B1 Data quality
    • B2 Mortality Extract Data Set
      • B2.1 Death registrations (National Death Index)
    • B3 Comparative data sets
      • B3.1 National Hospital Morbidity Database
      • B3.2 Residential Aged Care Database
      • B3.3 Jurisdictional Perinatal Data Collections
      • B3.4 National Non-admitted Patient Episode of Care Database
  • Appendix C: Data linkage and results
    • C1 Linkage of the MED to various data sets
      • C1.1 Linked and unlinked records
      • C1.2 Misclassified deaths on the MED
  • Misclassified death records on the MED
    • C2 Enhancement of death records for 2011–2015
    • C3 Comparison with ABS estimates
    • C4 Life expectancy and denominator populations
      • Indigenous life expectancy estimates based on two population denominators
    • C5 Numerator–denominator bias
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes
  • Related publications