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Table 2 Correlation between the proportion of aboriginal population and cause-specific mortality rates, Taiwan, 2010–2011

From: Ethnic density and mortality: aboriginal population health in Taiwan

  Cause-specific mortality rates Correlation coefficient
1 Intestinal infectious diseases −0.17
2 Tuberculosis*** 0.81
3 Septicemia 0.24
4 Viral hepatitis 0.11
5 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease 0.13
6 Malignant neoplasms 0.29
7 Remainder of neoplasms 0.09
8 Anemias* 0.43
9 Diabetes mellitus 0.28
10 Vascular and unspecified dementia −0.19
11 Meningitis** 0.60
12 Spinal muscular atrophy and related syndromes 0.18
13 Parkinson’s disease −0.17
14 Alzheimer’s disease 0.02
15 Hypertensive diseases** 0.60
16 Diseases of heart (except hypertensive diseases)** 0.63
17 Cerebrovascular diseases 0.54
18 Atherosclerosis* 0.49
19 Aortic aneurysm and dissection −0.16
20 Influenza −0.09
21 Pneumonia* 0.45
22 Acute bronchitis and bronchiolitis** 0.51
23 Chronic lower respiratory diseases** 0.58
24 Pneumoconioses −0.10
25 Lung diseases due to external agents (except pneumoconiosis and pneumonia) 0.04
26 Peptic ulcer*** 0.85
27 Hernia and intestinal obstruction** 0.59
28 Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis*** 0.77
29 Cholelithiasis and other disorders of gallbladder* 0.32
30 Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.23
31 Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue** 0.59
32 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis 0.24
33 Pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium −0.19
34 Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period* 0.37
35 Congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities* 0.43
36 Senility −0.15
37 Sudden infant death syndrome 0.16
38 Vehicle crashes*** 0.77
39 Intentional self-harm (suicide)* 0.43
40 Assault (homicide)*** 0.85
  1. Notes: The magnitude of correlation: *0.3–0.5 moderate effect; **0.5–0.7, large effect; ***0.7–0.9, very large effect