Causes of Death, Australia: Doctor Certified Deaths, Summary Tables, 2010 – ABS – 29 November 2011

Posted on November 29, 2011. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: |

Causes of Death, Australia: Doctor Certified Deaths, Summary Tables, 2010  – ABS – 29 November 2011

3303.0.55.001

“Deaths in Australia can be categorised as either deaths which are certified by a medical practitioner (doctor certified) or coroner. Doctor certified deaths are predominantly due to natural causes, whilst coroner certified deaths are typically due to external or unknown causes.

This publication contains summary information on causes of death for all doctor certified deaths for Australia.

Doctor certified deaths accounted for 87.9% of all deaths registered in 2010. The remainder were reported to, and certified by, a coroner.

Causes of death for all deaths in 2010, whether doctor or coroner certified, will be published in Causes of Death, Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 3303.0), due for release in 2012.”

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