Story: Death rates and life expectancy

Death rates by cause, 2015

Move the mouse over the bars on the graph to compare the death rates. Click on a population group in the key to remove that group from the graph; click on that group again to restore it.

There are differences in life expectancy for men and women, and for Māori and non-Māori. In addition, rates of death from various diseases differ for these groups. These graphs compare numbers of deaths from a range of conditions for all men and all women, Māori men and Māori women, and non-Māori men and non-Māori women.

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Source: Ministry of Health: Mortality 2015 data tables

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Ian Pool, 'Death rates and life expectancy - Disease trends and health policy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Ian Pool, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 14 Mar 2019