Half of premature deaths are avoidable: AIHW

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Of all deaths in Australia in 2012, almost 50,000—or 34%— can be considered premature, according to new data released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Premature deaths are those occurring in people aged under 75 years. The web report, Premature mortality in Australia 1997–2012, shows that not only were these deaths premature,

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