Life expectancy and mortality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – AIHW – 5 May 2011

Posted on May 6, 2011. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health | Tags: |

Life expectancy and mortality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – AIHW – 5 May 2011

“Indigenous Australians experience much higher death rates than the non-Indigenous Australians across all age groups and for all major causes of death. In 2004-2008, the age-standardised death rate for Indigenous males was 1.9 times the rate for non-Indigenous males while for Indigenous females it was 2 times the rate of non-Indigenous females. Indigenous life expectancy for 2005-07 was estimated to be 67.2 years for males, 11.5 years lower than for non-Indigenous males, and 72.9 years for females, which was 9.7 years lower than for non-Indigenous females.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-146-2; Cat. no. IHW 51; 30pp   Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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