Friday, 17 December 2010

Premature mortality from chronic disease (AIHW)

Premature mortality from chronic disease uses potential years of life lost to describe mortality patterns for deaths due to chronic disease. It shows that in 2007, 835 premature deaths were due to chronic disease. The leading cause of premature mortality among females was breast cancer and among males it was coronary heart disease. Further, the bulletin highlights that more than 3 in 5 of premature chronic disease deaths were also potentially avoidable.

Media release

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