The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released statistics for the most likely causes of death in Goondiwindi and the rest of Australia.

A NEW report has revealed the most deadly diseases in Goondiwindi. 

According to figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), coronary heart disease accounted for more than 12.3 per cent of deaths around Goondiwindi in the last five years.

The rate of coronary related deaths in Goondiwindi was 7 per cent higher than the national average.

Cerebrovascular disease accounted to 6.8 percent of deaths in the region, which was 12 per cent higher than the national average. 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer accounted for 6 per cent and 5.8 per cent respectively. 

The rate of deaths due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were 44 per cent higher than the national average. 

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease accounted for 5.3 per cent of diseases, putting the Goondiwindi region 20 per cent lower than the national average in this sector.