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Table 2 Standardised mortality ratios, % (95% confidence interval), of all-cause and cause-specific Indigenous mortality.

From: Recent patterns in chronic disease mortality in remote living Indigenous Australians

  Outer Regional Remote Very Remote
Cause of death 1998-2001 2002-2005 1998-2001 2002-2005 1998-2001 2002-2005
All cause 241 (230 - 252) 202 (191 - 213) 421 (399 - 443) 331 (313 - 349) 220 (209 - 231) 176 (167 - 185)
Cardiovascular 269 (252 - 286) 221 (206 - 236) 427 (396 - 458) 328 (302 - 354) 204 (190 - 218) 170 (157 - 183)
Diabetes 636 (573 - 699) 554 (497 - 611) 826 (721 - 931) 727 (633 - 821) 513 (458 - 568) 416 (369 - 463)
Renal 401 (356 - 446) 351 (310 - 392) 742 (652 - 832) 631 (551 - 711) 428 (382 - 474) 363 (323 - 403)
  1. See Methods for definitions of causes of deaths and remoteness categories
  2. Reference population for calculating standardised mortality ratios: 2001 total Australian population
  3. Standardised mortality ratio: number of observed deaths/number of expected deaths. Expected deaths calculated by applying age-, sex-, period- and region-specific Indigenous death rates to the reference population. A ratio equal to 100% means that, compared to the total population, there are no more Indigenous deaths than expected.