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5-5. Leading causes of death by age group in South Australia

Summary – Top 3 causes of death

5-5-1. Ages under one year – Top 3 causes of death

5-5-2. Ages one year and over by cohort – Top 3 causes of death

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Summary – Top 3 causes of death

The top three leading causes of death in South Australia in 2014 were ischaemic heart diseases, malignant neoplasms (i.e. cancers) of digestive organs and organic (including symptomatic) mental disorders.

 

All-ages death rate per 100,000 population, 2014
 MalesFemalesPersons
ALL AGES, ALL CAUSES783.9789.5786.7
1. Ischaemic heart diseases118.198.3108.1
2. Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs66.553.359.9
3. Organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders37.872.655.3

Additional detail by age cohort and sex is provided in the tables below.

 

5-5-1. Ages under one year – Top 3 causes of death

Age specific death rate per 1,000 live births, 2014
 MalesFemalesPersons
Ages under 1 year, all causes2.62.52.6
1. Fetus and newborn affected by maternal factors and by complications of pregnancy, labour and delivery0.60.50.5
2. Disorders related to length of gestation and fetal growth0.50.50.5
3. Ill-defined and unknown causes of mortality0.5n.p.0.4

n.p. not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated.

 

5-5-2. Ages one year and over by cohort – Top 3 causes of death

Age specific death rate per 100,000 population, 2014
 MalesFemalesPersons
Ages 1-14 years, all causes9.811.110.5
Top 3 causes of death not published for this age cohort   
    
Ages 15-24 years, all causes45.414.030.1
1. Intentional self-harm17.84.711.4
2. Car occupant injured in transport accident8.0n.p.5.0
3. [Not published]n.p.n.p.n.p.
    
Ages 25-34 years, all causes61.847.454.7
1. Intentional self-harm22.610.716.8
2. Car occupant injured in transport accidentn.p.n.p.3.5
3. Accidental poisoning by and exposure to noxious substances4.4n.p.3.1
    
Ages 35-44 years, all causes160.398.5129.4
1. Intentional self-harm43.312.928.1
2. Ischaemic heart diseases16.6n.p.9.2
3. Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs11.16.48.8
    
Ages 45-54 years, all causes299.2195.0246.7
1. Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs27.326.026.6
2. Ischaemic heart diseases33.412.122.7
3. Intentional self-harm36.16.121.0
    
Ages 55-64 years, all causes663.4395.5526.7
1. Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs112.550.781.0
2. Ischaemic heart diseases97.916.956.6
3. Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and intrathoracic organs67.537.652.2
    
Ages 65-74 years, all causes1,457.5921.61,181.6
1. Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs184.0126.0154.1
2. Ischaemic heart diseases210.559.9132.9
3. Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and intrathoracic organs136.392.3113.7
    
Ages 75-84 years, all causes4,547.73,230.63,827.2
1. Ischaemic heart diseases634.2360.3484.4
2. Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs403.1280.9336.3
3. Cerebrovascular diseases280.2252.4265.0
    
Ages 85-94 years, all causes14,216.411,375.912,405.7
1. Ischaemic heart diseases2,573.31,827.32,097.8
2. Organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders1,349.91,491.51,440.2
3. Cerebrovascular diseases1,167.11,159.61,162.3
    
Ages 95 years and over, all causes29,239.031,525.330,936.0
1. Ischaemic heart diseases6,141.55,516.95,677.9
2. Organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders3,471.34,775.24,439.1
3. Cerebrovascular diseases2,536.74,172.53,750.9

n.p. not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated.


Sources

  1. Based on ABS 2016, 'Table 5.3 Underlying cause of death, Selected causes by age at death, numbers and rates, South Australia, 2014', Causes of Death, Australia, 2014, cat. no. 3303.0, viewed 18 March 2016.