Story: Health and society

Death rates by cause, 2015

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This graph shows death rates (the number of deaths per 100,000 people) and cause of death in 2015. Among the total population, cancer had the highest death rate, followed by heart disease. Men had higher rates than women for all causes of death except for breast cancer. Māori had higher death rates than the total and non-Māori population for all causes apart from colorectal cancer and melanoma.

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Source: Mortality 2014 data tables, Ministry of Health

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Health and society - Health overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/30736/death-rates-by-cause-2015 (accessed 19 January 2020)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 6 Apr 2018