• Trends in national mortality rates •  

Graphs showing time trends in mortality rates

Female all-cause mortality at age 15-34 years:

Australia and selected other countries, 1930-2004

Graph showing Australian, UK, US and Japan mortality, 1930-2003

Comment: [This graph has the same vertical scale as the preceding graph for males (graph no. 321). In these two series of Australia-related graphs (graph no.'s 308 to 321), the female and male graphs at any particular age are shown against the same vertical axis.]

Method: Mortality rates calculated using data from the World Health Organization and the United Nations Population Division, then standardised for age (by taking unweighted averages of component rates) and smoothed (as weighted 3-year moving averages). For details, see the Info page.

Caution: Trends can reflect not only changes in disease occurrence or treatment, but also changes in how a cause of death is defined or coded.

WHO mortality rates for particular countries, ages and causes of death