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Deaths data are a vital measure of a population’s health, and provides information on patterns of diseases that cause death, by population groups and over time. Examining death patterns can help explain differences and changes in health status, evaluate health strategies, and guide planning and policy-making.
This web report presents updated data to 2019 on deaths, causes of death and life expectancy in Australia.
In 2019, there were 28,000 potentially avoidable deaths
Over the period 1907 to 2019, the age-standardised death rate fell by 74%
Potentially avoidable death rates fell by 41% between 1999 and 2019 (from 176 to 103 deaths per 100,000 population)
In 2019, the leading cause of death for males was coronary heart disease (12%)
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