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Australia. 2012 ‘Selected External Causes of Death, Mechanism by Intent - 2009.’ Causes of Death, Australia, 2009; 3303.0. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. 4 December

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6.5 Selected external causes of death, Mechanism by intent - 2009(a)(b)

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

Accidental death - 6
Intentional self-harm(d) - 164
Assault - 30
Undetermined intent - 24
Other intent(e) - 0

Total - 224

(a) Causes of death data for 2009 are preliminary and subject to a revisions process. See Technical Note: Causes of Death Revisions and Explanatory Notes 28-32.
(b) 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.
(c) Includes ICD-10 codes X60-X84 and Y87.0. Care needs to be taken in interpreting figures relating to suicide. See Explanatory Notes 80-83.
(d) Includes Complications of medical and surgical care (Y40-Y84), Legal Intervention and operations of war (Y35-Y36), Sequelae with surgical and medical care as external cause (Y88) and Sequelae of other external causes (Y89).
(e) Includes sequelea, explosives, smoke/fire/flames, blunt object, jumping or lying before moving object, crashing of motor vehicle, other and unspecified means.

ID: Q6470

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