Notes on the data: Premature mortality by selected cause - 0 to 74 years

Deaths from ischaemic heart disease, persons aged 0 to 74 years, 2010 to 2014


Policy context:  Ischaemic heart disease includes angina, blocked arteries (heart) and heart attacks [1]. In 2011, ischaemic heart disease was the leading underlying cause of death in Australia (14.6% of all registered deaths) [1]. It accounted for 15.6% of all male deaths, and 13.7% of all female deaths registered in 2011. Ischaemic heart disease has been the leading cause of death in Australia since 2000; and remains the leading cause of death amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, accounting for 13% of all Indigenous deaths [1].


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Causes of death, Australia, 2011. (ABS Cat. no 3303.3). Canberra: ABS; 2013.

Notes:  International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10) codes: I20-25

For deaths data released since 2007, the ABS has applied a staged approach to the coding of cause of death which affects the number of records available for release at any date. In each release, the latest year’s data is preliminary, the second latest is revised and the data for the remaining years is final. For further information about the ABS revisions process see the following and related sites:


Numerator:  Deaths from ischaemic heart disease at ages 0 to 74 years


Denominator:  Population aged 0 to 74 years


Detail of analysis:  Average annual indirectly age-standardised rate per 100,000 population (aged 0 to 74 years); and/or indirectly age-standardised ratio, based on the Australian standard.


Source:  Data compiled by PHIDU from deaths data based on the 2010 to 2014 Cause of Death Unit Record Files supplied by the Australian Coordinating Registry and the Victorian Department of Justice, on behalf of the Registries of Births, Deaths and Marriages and the National Coronial Information System. The population is the ABS Estimated Resident Population (ERP) for Australia, 30 June 2010 to 30 June 2014.


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