Causes of Death, Australia, 2008 – Australian Bureau of Statistics – 31 March 2010

Posted on April 8, 2010. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: , |

3303.0 – Causes of Death, Australia, 2008 Quality Declaration
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/03/2010 
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3303.0?OpenDocument

“Less heart disease, more dementia: ABS

The proportion of Australian deaths by Heart disease has decreased over the last ten years, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). In 1999, 22% of all deaths in Australia were due to heart disease, compared to 16% of all deaths in 2008.

Despite this decline, however, heart disease remained the biggest killer in Australia, responsible for 16% of all deaths in 2008.

Over the same period, deaths due to Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease more than doubled. The continued increase in deaths from Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease has seen this cause of death overtake Trachea and lung cancers as the third leading cause of death in Australia.”

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