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Table 3 Adult proportional mortality by cause 15–59 years, Vanuatu 2000-2007

From: Causes of death in Vanuatu

Cause of death Males Females
Reported deaths Proportional mortality (%) Reported deaths Proportional mortality (%)
Hospital CHF Hospital CHF   Hospital CHF Hospital CHF  
HS MC HS MC Vanb HS MC HS MC Vanb
Infection 21 41 32 9.3 9.8 9.6 9.7 22 27 23 10.1 9.1 8.4 8.7
 Respiratory TB 3 4 9 1.3 1.0 2.7 2.2 1 5 8 0.5 1.7 2.9 2.5
 Other TB 1 3 1 0.4 0.7 0.3 0.4 4 3 - 1.8 1.0 - 0.4
 Viral hep 6 20 7 2.7 4.8 2.1 3.0 4 4 5 1.8 1.4 1.8 1.7
 AIDS - 1 - - 0.2 - 0.1 - - - - - - -
 Malaria 4 2 10 1.8 0.5 3.0 2.2 4 5 7 1.8 1.7 2.5 2.2
Neoplasms 35 48 47 15.5 11.5 14.1 13.3 66 91 77 30.3 31.5 28.0 29.3
 Liver etc 10 20 14 4.5 4.8 4.2 4.4 5 3 8 2.3 1.0 2.9 2.2
 Breast - 1 - - 0.2 - - 9 27 10 4.1 9.4 3.6 5.7
 Cervix uteri - - - - - - - 13 20 7 5.9 7.0 2.5 4.2
Endocrine etc. 16 41 19 7.1 9.9 5.7 7.0 29 28 31 13.3 9.8 11.3 10.7
 Diabetes 16 40 18 7.1 9.7 5.4 6.8 28 28 29 12.8 9.8 10.5 10.2
Nervous system 5 11 16 2.2 2.6 4.8 4.1 3 6 8 1.4 2.0 2.9 2.6
Circulatory dis 64 119 89 28.5 28.8 26.6 27.3 34 46 39 15.5 16.0 14.2 14.9
 Rheumatic 3 7 - 1.3 1.7 - - 7 13 - 3.2 4.5 - -
 Hypertensive 7 5 2 3.1 1.2 0.6 0.8 2 2 4 0.9 0.7 1.5 1.2
 IHD 15 51 2 6.7 12.3 0.6 4.3 4 7 - 1.8 2.4 - -
 Other heart 26 33 71 11.6 8 21.2 17.0 9 10 24 4.1 3.5 8.7 6.8
 Stroke 13 21 14 5.8 5.1 4.2 4.5 12 12 11 5.5 4.2 4.0 4.1
Respiratory dis 19 34 24 8.5 8.2 7.2 7.5 16 18 19 7.3 6.2 7.0 6.7
 COPD 10 21 18 4.5 5.1 5.4 5.3 9 13 14 4.1 4.5 5.1 4.9
Alimentary dis 23 33 46 10.3 7.9 13.7 11.9 10 15 19 4.6 5.2 6.9 6.3
 Liver disease 21 29 40 9.4 7.0 11.9 10.4 7 10 16 3.2 3.5 5.8 5.0
Genito-urinary 14 21 10 6.3 5.1 3.0 3.7 23 21 11 10.5 7.3 4.0 5.2
Maternal - - - - - - - 7 13 28 3.2 4.5 10.2 8.1
External 20 52 42 8.8 12.6 12.6 12.6 3 17 15 1.4 5.8 5.6 5.7
 MVA 9 8 3 4.0 1.9 0.9 1.2 - 1 - - 0.3 - -
 Drowning 3 9 9 1.3 2.2 2.7 2.5 - - 3 - - 1.1 0.7
 Assault 1 8 7 0.4 1.9 2.1 2.0 2 4 5 0.9 1.4 1.8 1.7
Other causes 11 40 84 4.9 9.6 25.1 20.2 13 19 59 5.9 6.5 21.5 16.0
All specific cause 224 418 335      219 291 275     
 Ill-defineda excluded 4 22 74 1.8 5.0 18.1   7 10 54 3.1 3.3 16.4  
  1. Cause of death according to ICDv10 Chapters and causes of interest with sufficient deaths; COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  2. HS Hospital separations as deceased; MC Medical certificate of hospital death; CHF Community Health Facility (excluding hospitals) deaths
  3. aProportional mortality by cause calculated excluding (1–094) ill-defined and unknown
  4. bVanuatu national proportional mortality by cause weighted by data sources (MC and CHF) for age group by sex