Table 2

 Annual and wintertime age standardised mortality in Tasmania, Launceston, and Hobart during calendar years 1994-2000 and 2001-07, before and after intervention to improve air quality in Launceston

Deaths per 1000 person yearsPercent decrease (95% CI)
1994-20002001-07
All Tasmania
All cause mortality:
 All year8.337.1214.6 (5.2 to 24.0)
 Winter9.327.8815.5 (6.4 to 24.6)
Cardiovascular mortality:
 All year3.732.6528.9 (5.6 to 42.2)
 Winter4.282.9631.1 (18.6 to 43.7)
Respiratory mortality:
 All year0.780.6220.5 (8.3 to 32.7)
 Winter1.000.7622.9 (7.6 to 38.3)
Launceston
All cause mortality:
 All year8.577.4213.4 (2.9 to 24.0)
 Winter9.208.0816.0 (3.9 to 28.2)
Cardiovascular mortality:
 All year3.882.7429.5 (14.0 to 45.1)
 Winter4.522.9634.4 (22.5 to 6.4)
Respiratory mortality:
 All year0.860.6424.6 (4.7 to 44.6)
 Winter1.160.7633.0 (4.6 to 61.4)
Hobart
All cause mortality:
 All year8.257.2212.5 (3.4 to 21.5)
 Winter9.528.1214.7 (5.1 to 24.2)
Cardiovascular mortality:
 All year3.582.6825.2 (12.6 to 37.7)
 Winter4.162.9628.6 (14.7 to 42.5)
Respiratory mortality:
 All year0.760.6415.7 (0.5 to 30.9)
 Winter1.000.8812.3 (−13.4 to 7.9)