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Mortality and life expectancy of Indigenous Australians 2008 to 2012

Posted on: 8 September, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 3, July 2014 – September 2014
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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)
Mortality and life expectancy of Indigenous Australians 2008 to 2012
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report is the second on the topic of mortality and life expectancy in the Indigenous Observatory series of reports. It updates information presented in Life expectancy and mortality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (2011).

It provides an overview of current patterns and trends in mortality among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by examining age, sex and jurisdictional differences as well as highlighting the main causes of death among Indigenous Australians.

Comparisons with the non-Indigenous population are presented to outline the gap between the two populations and to identify demographic and cause-specific differences in mortality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

The following topics are covered in this report:

  • life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people (section two)
  • overall mortality rates and patterns in Indigenous mortality by age, sex and jurisdictional differences (section three)
  • the main causes of death among Indigenous Australians (section four)
  • trends in mortality (section five).

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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