Table 3

Comparison of ischaemic heart disease and stroke mortality rates by age group (source: 2003–2007 Australian Bureau of Statistics)

Age group (years)35–3940–4445–4950–5455–5960–6465–6970–7435–74: Crude
NWA9 (5–16)19 (13–28)34 (26–46)62 (49–78)99 (81–120)157 (132–186)281 (246–322)419 (373–470)103 (96–110)
GGT5 (0–20)14 (6–31)28 (16–50)44 (27–71)99 (70–139)130 (94–180)224 (171–292)488 (402–592)98 (87–111)
NWA vs GGT (p value)0.4270.5110.5620.2080.9870.3190.1300.1820.489
Major cities (ex NWA)6 (5–6)12 (11–13)23 (22–24)38 (37–40)63 (61–66)110 (107–114)199 (193–205)369 (361–377)70 (69–71)
NWA vs major cities (ex NWA) (p value)0.0610.010*0.006*0.000*0.000*0.000*0.000*0.028*<0.001*
Inner and outer regional (ex GGT)8 (7–10)16 (15–18)30 (28–32)47 (44–50)75 (71–79)131 (125–137)230 (222–238)440 (428–453)92 (91–94)
GGT vs inner and outer regional (Ex GGT) (p value)0.4920.7140.8720.7680.0970.9910.8400.2950.341
Remote and very remote36 (28–47)48 (39–60)76 (64–91)82 (68–99)138 (118–162)210 (181–243)345 (300–395)593 (524–671)125 (118–132)
  • Age-specific IHD and stroke mortality rates per 100 000 population (95% CI) by age group. Mean of all deaths from 2003 to 2007.

  • *Statistically significantly different (χ2 test, p<0.05).

  • GGT, Greater Green Triangle; IHD, ischaemic heart disease; NWA, North West Adelaide.