Table 2

 Total person-years and number of deaths in each cohort from 1981–4 to 1996–9 by cause of death and sex

Period
1981–41986–91991–41996–9
CVD, cardiovascular diseases; ICD9, International Classification of Diseases ninth revision; IHD, ischaemic heart disease.
*Table 1 shows the categorisation of cause of death by ICD9 codes.
†Counts are weighted number of deaths, randomly rounded to multiples of three in accordance with Statistics New Zealand protocol.
Women1 953 7682 234 0712 421 5802 572 537
Person-years
Men1 856 0592 131 2862 290 2622 428 016
Person-years
    Cause of death*Deaths (n)†
Women12 19513 50012 82211 679
All causes
    CVD5 2625 3344 5213 312
    IHD3 1983 3542 6611 812
    Stroke1 2991 1131 038714
    Other CVD765867822786
    Respiratory600840828843
    All cancers4 3175 0765 3885 505
    Lung cancer525744864963
    Colorectal cancer753861822765
    Breast cancer9751 1101 1131 146
    Other cancers2 0642 3612 5892 631
    Injury/suicide/other573609546522
    Injury360381324288
    Suicide198198192207
    Other causes15303027
Men19 31120 89819 69518 051
All causes
    CVD9 7029 8138 4876 942
    IHD7 0867 2216 0334 839
    Stroke1 3141 2541 110837
    Other CVD1 3021 3381 3441 266
    Respiratory1 2901 3141 0561 089
    All cancers5 1876 0666 4356 270
    Lung cancer1 6171 7791 6741 521
    Colorectal cancer7989151 0561 032
    Prostate cancer354486558561
    Other cancers2 4182 8863 1473 156
    Injury/suicide/other3 1323 7053 7173 750
    Injury9211 029936882
    Suicide423585657741
    Other causes15515445