Patterns of mortality in Western Australian aboriginals, 1983-1989.
The ratios of age-standardized mortality rates of Aboriginals to non-Aboriginals in Western Australia during the period 1983-1989 were 2.6 for males and 3.0 for females.
Mortality rates experienced by Aboriginals were much higher in all age categories except 75+years and for most major diseases except neoplasms.
The peaks of all-cause age-specific mortality rate ratios (RRI for Aboriginal males and females were 10.2 (at 40-44 years) and 10.0 (at 35-39 years), respectively.
These excess mortalities were mainly due to circulatory diseases, injury and poisoning, respiratory diseases and, in females, to digestive diseases and genitourinary diseases.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Homme, Aborigène, Australie Occidentale, Age, Australie, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Epidemiology, Human, Aboriginal, Western Australia, Age, Australia, Oceania
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Cote : 94-0261606
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.