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Table 2 All-cause mortality under 65 years and “avoidable” mortality in Taiwan from 1971 to 2008, males

From: Temporal trend analysis of avoidable mortality in Taiwan, 1971-2008: overall progress, with areas for further medical or public health investment

Cause 1971~1975 1976~1980 1981~1985 1986~1990 1991~1995 1996~2000 2001~2005 2006~2008 % change
ASMR % ASMR % ASMR % ASMR % ASMR % ASMR % ASMR % ASMR %
All causes 677.4 100 629.5 100 461.7 100 362.2 100 339.8 100 323.4 100 332.4 100 315.6 100 53.4
Injuries 99.6 14.7 110.9 17.6 106.1 23 104.9 29 94.5 27.8 81.2 25.1 70.6 21.2 62.1 19.7 37.7
Ischemic heart disease 36.7 5.4 43.8 7 33.6 7.3 29.3 8.1 32.5 9.6 28.7 8.9 33.6 10.1 30.6 9.7 16.6
Lung cancer 33.8 5 38.9 6.2 35.1 7.6 31.9 8.8 32.3 9.5 33.2 10.3 38.3 11.5 39.4 12.5 -16.6
Hypertension and cerebrovascular disease 319.9 47.2 311.6 49.5 192.3 41.7 110.6 30.5 87.5 25.8 68.7 21.2 65.7 19.8 59.4 18.8 81.4
Ulcers 27.3 4 16 2.5 7.9 1.7 3.5 1 3.1 0.9 2.8 0.9 2.2 0.7 1.8 0.6 93.4
Hodgkin's disease 0.3 0 0.3 0 0.2 0 0.1 0 0.1 0 0.1 0 0.1 0 0.1 0 66.7
Asthma 3.9 0.6 1.1 0.2 0.7 0.2 0.6 0.2 0.6 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.2 87.2
Gallbladder disease 1.1 0.2 1 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.1 72.7
Tuberculosis 50.3 7.4 31.6 5 14.3 3.1 7.1 2 5 1.5 3.7 1.1 2.6 0.8 1.4 0.4 97.2
Hernia 0.3 0 0.2 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
Appendicitis 0.4 0.1 0.3 0 0.2 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
“Avoidable” causes 573.6 84.7 555.7 88.3 391.1 84.7 288.4 79.6 255.9 75.3 219.2 67.8 213.9 64.4 195.6 62 65.9
Deaths amenable to medical care 440.2 65.0 405.9 64.5 249.9 54.1 151.6 41.9 129.1 38.0 104.8 32.4 105 31.6 94.1 29.8 78.6
Deaths amenable to public health 133.4 19.7 149.8 23.8 141.2 30.6 136.8 37.8 126.8 37.3 114.4 35.4 108.9 32.8 101.5 32.2 23.9
Other causes 103.8 15.3 73.8 11.7 70.6 15.3 73.8 20.4 83.9 24.7 104.2 32.2 118.5 35.6 120 38 -15.6