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Table 1 Sri Lanka, cause-specific adult mortality, 15–34 and 35–64 years, 1950-2006

From: Trends in Sri Lankan cause-specific adult mortality 1950–2006

  Cause-specific mortality rates^ and proportional mortality* ++
  Infect Ext Circ Canc Digst Resp Preg Other Ill-def All
Males 15–34 years
1950-54 101 (47) 56 (26) 13 (6) 4 (2) 8 (4) 6 (3) - 25 (12) 28 (12) 242
1960-64 43 (25) 64 (38) 22 (13) 6 (4) 7 (4) 3 (2) - 25 (15) 15 (8) 184
1980-84 21 (10) 145 (66) 21 (10) 6 (3) 5 (2) 4 (2) - 17 (8) 17 (7) 236
1992-96 16 (6) 222 (80) 17 (6) 5 (2) 7 (3) 3 (1) - 7 (3) 19 (6) 296
2002-06 9 (6) 113 (70) 11 (7) 6 (4) 7 (4) 2 (1) - 13 (8) 11 (6) 172
Males 35–64 years
1950-54 294 (38) 84 (11) 141 (18) 40 (5) 43 (6) 28 (4) - 139 (18) 122 (14) 890
1960-64 150 (22) 86 (12) 193 (28) 57 (8) 45 (6) 14 (2) - 151 (22) 81 (10) 777
1980-84 91 (13) 145 (20) 242 (34) 64 (9) 34 (5) 36 (5) - 102 (14) 120 (14) 836
1992-96 72 (11) 168 (25) 232 (34) 58 (8) 60 (9) 35 (5) - 60 (9) 140 (17) 825
2002-06 58 (7) 162 (21) 231 (30) 75 (10) 93 (12) 46 (6) - 114 (15) 59 (7) 837
Females 15–34 years
1950-54 166 (47) 22 (6) 18 (5) 5 (1) 7 (2) 9 (3) 97 (27) 29 (8) 41 (10) 394
1960-64 65 (29) 29 (13) 25 (11) 7 (3) 5 (2) 4 (2) 47 (21) 43 (19) 24 (10) 249
1980-84 21 (14) 69 (48) 16 (11) 6 (4) 3 (2) 5 (3) 7 (5) 17 (12) 16 (10) 161
1992-96 13 (13) 54 (55) 12 (12) 5 (5) 2 (2) 3 (3) 2 (2) 7 (7) 14 (12) 113
2002-06 6 (7) 52 (63) 7 (8) 5 (6) 1 (1) 2 (2) 1 (1) 8 (10) 5 (6) 88
Females 35–64 years
1950-54 285 (43) 23 (3) 85 (13) 54 (8) 24 (4) 27 (4) 39 (6) 146 (22) 154 (19) 836
1960-64 148 (26) 25 (4) 118 (21) 75 (13) 21 (4) 15 (3) 21 (4) 165 (29) 104 (15) 676
1980-84 55 (14) 37 (10) 107 (28) 76 (20) 11 (3) 27 (7) 3 (1) 76 (20) 85 (18) 478
1992-96 36 (13) 36 (13) 97 (35) 56 (20) 10 (4) 21 (8) 1 (0) 34 (12) 75 (21) 365
2002-06 22 (8) 49 (17) 84 (29) 68 (24) 9 (3) 21 (7) 0 (0) 51 (18) 29 (9) 336
  1. ^Cause-specific mortality rate per 100,000 population. *Cause-specific proportional mortality (%) excluding ill-defined; ill-defined as a proportion (%) of total deaths. Infect (infection); Ext (external); Circ (circulatory); Canc (cancer); Digst (digestive); Resp (respiratory); Preg (pregnancy-related); Ill-def (Ill-defined). ++Directly age-standardised to 2001 Sri Lankan Census population. Origin of data: World Health Organisation statistical information system [12] 1950–1986 and 1997–2003; Department of Census and Statistics Sri Lanka [13] 1992–1995 and 2004–2006. No data for 1969–79; 1987–91; 1996.