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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 2018 were ischaemic heart diseases, malignant neoplasms of digestive organs and organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders.1

 

All-ages standardised death rate per 100,000 popuation, 2018
  Males Females Persons
ALL AGES, ALL CAUSES 813.6 750.3 781.6
1. Ischaemic heart diseases 95.3 69.6 82.3
2. Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs 74.0 56.3 65.1
3. Organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders 39.3 69.7 54.7

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

Data source: ABS 2019 

 

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

Age specific death rate per 1,000 live births, 2018
  Males Females Persons
Ages under 1 year, all causes 4.1 2.3 3.2
1. Fetus and newborn affected by maternal factors and by complications of pregnancy, labour and delivery 0.8 n.p. 0.5
2. Disorders related to length of gestation and fetal growth 0.7 n.p. 0.5
3. Congenital malformations of the circulatory system 0.6 n.p. 0.4

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

Data source: ABS 2019 

 

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

Age specific death rate per 100,000 population, 2018
  Males Females Persons
Ages 1-14 years, all causes 12.9 10.0 11.5
1. [Not published] n.p. n.p. n.p.
2. [Not published] n.p. n.p. n.p.
3. [Not published] n.p. n.p. n.p.
       
Ages 15-24 years, all causes 42.8 23.5 33.4
1. Intentional self-harm 14.3 8.5 11.4
2. Car occupant injured in transport accident 7.1 4.7 6.0
3. [Not published] n.p. n.p. n.p.
       
Ages 25-34 years, all causes 71.5 36.9 54.2
1. Intentional self-harm 23.3 7.7 15.5
2. Accidental poisoning by and exposure to noxious substances 8.6 n.p. 6.0
3. Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs 4.3 n.p. 3.0
       
Ages 35-44 years, all causes 105.0 79.4 92.1
1. Intentional self-harm 22.5 6.5 14.5
2. Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs 5.6 10.3 8.0
3. Accidental poisoning by and exposure to noxious substances 11.2 4.7 8.0
       
Ages 45-54 years, all causes 332.4 166.4 248.2
1. Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs 36.7 28.7 32.7
2. Intentional self-harm  32.3 7.8 19.9
3. Ischaemic heart diseases  33.1 n.p. 17.7
       
Ages 55-64 years, all causes 697.3 397.0 543.7
1. Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs 101.1 46.5 73.2
2. Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and intrathoracic organs 72.1 32.2 51.7
3. Ischaemic heart diseases  69.3 15.2 41.6
       
Ages 65-74 years, all causes 1,452.6 950.3 1,193.1
1. Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs 200.5 116.7 157.2
2. Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and intrathoracic organs  135.2 97.1 115.5
3. Ischaemic heart diseases 156.2 48.0 100.3
       
Ages 75-84 years, all causes 4,313.3 2,889.4 3,541.8
1. Ischaemic heart diseases 490.7 202.7 334.7
2. Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs 389.9 278.5 329.5
3. Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and intrathoracic organs 291.3 193.3 238.2
       
Ages 85-94 years, all causes 13,265.1 10,516.8 11,576.3
1. Ischaemic heart diseases 1,918.8 1,255.9 1,511.5
2. Organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders 1189.6 1,456.5 1,353.7
3. Other forms of heart disease 863.4 842.6 850.7
       
Ages 95 years and over, all causes 26,594.0 25000.0 25452.8
1. Ischaemic heart diseases 4,110.7 4,194.4 4,170.6
2. Organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders 2,097.3 3,628.5 3,193.5
3. Cerebrovascular diseases 1,845.6 2,862.8 2,573.9

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

Data source: ABS 2019


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  1. Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS 2019), 'Table 5.3 Underlying cause of death, Selected causes by age at death, numbers and rates, South Australia, 2018', Causes of Death, Australia, 2018, cat. no. 3303.0, viewed 26 September 2019.