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Australia. 2010 ‘Selected External Causes of Death, Mechanism by Intent - 2008.’ Causes of Death, Australia, 2008; 3303.0. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. 31 March

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6.5 Selected external causes of death, Mechanism by intent - 2008(a)(b)(c)

Mechanism of death: Firearms (W32-W34, X72-X74, X93-X95, Y22-Y24)1

Accidental death - 5
Intentional self-harm(d) - 170
Assault - 19
Undetermined intent - 31
Other intent(e) - 0

Total - 225

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(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.
(e) Includes Complications of medical and surgical care (Y40-Y84) and Legal intervention and operations of war (Y35-Y36)
(f) Includes sequelae, explosives, smoke/fire/flames, blunt object, jumping or lying before moving object, crashing of motor vehicle, other and unspecified means.

ID: Q1971

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