Erratum-Maternal deaths in Australia 2000-2002
Section B: Epidemiology of maternal deaths
Maternal deaths by state and territory
The information provided on Page 13 about why data for Western Australia were not published in Tables 10, 11 and 12 is incorrect. It states that Western Australia only provided permission for data to be published over two triennia, 1997-2002 (i.e. in Table 12). Therefore, the data for Western Australia were suppressed in Tables 10 and 11. The data were also suppressed in Table 12 to maintain confidentiality of the Australian Capital Territory data, since the Australian Capital Territory did not provide permission to publish data in Tables 10, 11 and 12.
However, Western Australia did provide permission to publish data in Tables 10, 11 and 12. Therefore, the statement on page 13 should read: 'The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) did not give permission to publish data in Tables 10, 11 and 12 because of the small number of deaths and concerns about reporting based on place of death rather than place of usual residence. Western Australia (WA) gave permission to publish data in these tables. However, to maintain the confidentiality of the ACT data, the data for WA have been suppressed'.
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