In terms of death rates by other selected major causes, during the period 1960 to 1980 deaths by pneumonia appeared to have occurred in a cyclical pattern with peaks of 61.89, 62.12 and 62.56 per 100,000 population in 1961, 1970 and 1977 respectively.
In between these years there were troughs in 1965 and 1974 where the rates dropped to 32.14 and 25.30 respectively. During the period 1980 to 2005 the rate of deaths from pneumonia has declined somewhat steadily reaching a low of 11.60 deaths per 100,000 in 2001.
Deaths from Bronchitis Emphysema has seen an incrementally steady decline during the period 1960 to 2005 given that in 1960 this rate was 17.59 deaths per 100,000 and in 2005 it was 6.10. In terms of cirrhosis the liver the rate of death from this disease appears to have remained fairly constant over the period under examination with an incidence of 9.03 per 100,000 population in 1960 and 10.66 forty-five years later in 2005.