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Australia. 2010 ‘Selected External Causes of Death, Mechanism by Intent , 2008 - Intentional Self-Harm.’ Causes of Death, Australia, 2008; 3303.0 (Table 6.5). Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. 31 March

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Selected External Causes of Death, Mechanism by Intent, 2008(a)(b)(c)

Intentional Self-Harm (d)

Poisonings: 506
Hanging: 1,151
Drowning and submersion: 45
Firearms: 170
Contact with sharp object: 43
Falls: 121
Other(f): 155
Total: 2,191

(a) 2008 data have been subject to process improvements which have increased the quality of these data. See Technical Note 1: 2008 COD Collection - Process Improvements for further information.
(b) Causes of death data for 2008 are preliminary and subject to a revisions process. See Technical Note 2: Causes of Death - Revisions Process.
(c) Data cells with small values have been randomly assigned to protect the confidentiality of individuals. As a result, some totals will not equal the sum of their components. Cells with a zero value have not been affected by confidentialisation.
(d) Includes ICD-10 Codes1 X60-X84 and Y87.0. Care needs to be taken in interpreting figures relating to Suicide due to limitations of the data, see Explanatory Notes 72-75.
(f) Includes sequelae, explosives, smoke/fire/flames, blunt object, jumping or lying before moving object, crashing of motor vehicle, other and unspecified means.

ID: Q3714

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