Journal article

Quantifying multiple causes of death: Observed patterns in Australia, 2006-2017

Karen Bishop, Saliu Balogun, James Eynston-Hinkins, Lauren Moran, Margarita Moreno-Betancur, Rosemary Korda, Chalapati Rao, Emily Banks, Grace Joshy

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2021

Abstract

Abstract Background Four fifths of deaths in Australia involve multiple causes, but statistics typically use a single underlying cause of death (UC). The UC approach alone is insufficient for understanding the impact of non-underlying causes and identifying comorbid disease associations at death. Analysis of multiple causes of death (MC) is needed to measure the impact of all causes. We described MC patterns, considering cause-of-death coding and certification practices in Australia. Methods Using deaths registered in Australia from 2006 to 2017 (n = 1773525) coded to the I..

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