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3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2006 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Underlying Cause of Death >> Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (P00-P96)

CONDITIONS ORIGINATING IN THE PERINATAL PERIOD (P00-P96)

Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P96) were identified as the underlying cause of 658 deaths registered in 2006. Of these, 363 (55%) were males, and 295 (45%) were females. The number of deaths due to these causes, as well as the proportion of males and females, has remained relatively stable over the past 10 years.


Although the majority of deaths attributed to this cause occur in the neonatal period (within 28 days of birth), this is not always the case. In 2006, 95% of deaths due to Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period occurred in the perinatal period, while 5.3% of these deaths were in older age groups. Further information on deaths occurring during the perinatal period can be found in Chapter 4.


Of note, deaths attributed to Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P96) increased from 6 in 2005 to 48 in 2006. This is largely a residual code, and the increase reflects a decline in the specificity of certification. Similarly, Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified (P07) also increased from 92 in 2005 to 129 in 2006, continuing a gradual increase over the last 10 years.

2.16 Selected Underlying Causes, Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (P00-P96) - 2006

Males
Females
Persons
Proportion of all deaths
Cause of death and ICD code
no.
no.
no.
%

CHAPTER XVI Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P96)
363
295
658
0.5
Foetus and newborn affected by maternal factors and by complications of pregnancy, labour, and delivery (P00-P04)
155
111
266
0.2
Foetus and newborn affected by maternal conditions that may be unrelated to present pregnancy (P00)
22
15
37
-
Foetus and newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy (P01)
73
54
127
0.1
Foetus and newborn affected by complications of placenta, cord and membranes (P02)
56
39
95
0.1
Disorders related to length of gestation and foetal growth (P05-P08)
71
61
132
0.1
Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified (P07)
70
59
129
0.1
Respiratory and cardiovascular disorders specific to the perinatal period (P20-P29)
55
49
104
0.1
Birth asphyxia (P21)
13
13
26
-
Infections specific to the perinatal period (P35-P39)
15
8
23
-
Bacterial sepsis of newborn (P36)
14
7
21
-
Haemorrhagic and haematological disorders of foetus and newborn (P50-P61)
19
15
34
-
Intracranial nontraumatic haemorrhage of foetus and newborn (P52)
17
11
28
-
Other disorders originating in the perinatal period (P90-P96)
33
29
62
-
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P96)
25
23
48
-

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



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