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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.
1 in 2 premature deaths were considered potentially avoidable
Over 1 in 3 deaths (34%) occurred among people younger than 75
1 in 5 deaths among adults aged 25–44 were due to suicide
In 2012, there were 49,692 premature deaths in Australia
WHO 2015. Suicide. Viewed 15 May 2015.
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