Premature mortality refers to deaths that occur at a younger age than a selected cut-off. For this report it is deaths that occur in people aged younger than 75.

  • Cat. no: WEB 87
Findings from this report:
  • 35% decrease in the rate of premature deaths between 1997 and 2012

  • 62% of premature deaths were men

  • 1 in 5 deaths among adults aged 25–44 were due to suicide

  • 1 in 2 premature deaths were considered potentially avoidable