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3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2006 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Underlying Cause of Death >> Diseases of the Heart and Blood Vessels (I00-I99)

DISEASES OF THE HEART AND BLOOD VESSELS (I00-I99)

Diseases of the Heart and Blood Vessels (I00-I99) were identified as the underlying cause of 45,670 registered deaths in 2006. This accounts for 34% of all registered deaths. The median age at death for Diseases of the Heart and Blood Vessels is 84.0 years, slightly higher than the median age for all deaths (80.3 years).


53% (24,108) of deaths due to these diseases were females. The pattern of more female than male deaths for these underlying causes is consistent over the last 10 years. Females (86.5 years) dying from these diseases have a higher median age at death than males (80.6 years) dying from the same cause.


Ischaemic heart diseases (I20-I25) which includes angina, heart attacks, blocked arteries of the heart, represented a substantial proportion of deaths attributable to Diseases of the Heart and Blood Vessels, accounting for 22,983 deaths or 50%. Of deaths from Ischaemic heart disease, 12,186 (53%) were males, and 10,797 (47%) were females. Ischaemic heart disease accounts for twice the number of deaths than the next highest contributor to Diseases of the Heart and Blood Vessels (Heart attack 11,500).


Heart attack (I21) represented 11,500 deaths or 25% of all Diseases of the Heart and Blood Vessels, and a total of 8.6% of all causes. There is little difference in the number of male and female deaths due to this cause with 5,810 and 5,690 deaths respectively. The median age at death for females from Heart attack as their underlying cause of deaths was 86.2 years while the male figure was lower at 80.3 years.


Deaths from Strokes (I60-I69) numbered 11,465 in 2006 or 25% of all Diseases of the Heart and Blood Vessels, almost the exact number mentioned in relation to Heart attacks. In contrast to Heart attacks, there are considerably less males 4,480 (39%) with Strokes as the underlying cause of death than females 6,985 (61%). Females at 86.4 years, have a higher median age at death than males at 82.0 years.

2.9 Selected Underlying Causes, Diseases of the Heart and Blood Vessels (I00-I99) - 2006

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

CHAPTER IX Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99)
21 562
24 108
45 670
34.1
Chronic rheumatic heart diseases (I05-I09)
87
193
280
0.2
Rheumatic mitral valve diseases (I05)
43
97
140
0.1
Multiple valve diseases (I08)
22
38
60
-
Hypertensive diseases (I10-I15)
515
980
1 495
1.1
Essential (primary) hypertension (I10)
106
255
361
0.3
Hypertensive heart disease (I11)
180
373
553
0.4
Hypertensive renal disease (I12)
197
291
488
0.4
Hypertensive heart and renal disease (I13)
32
61
93
0.1
Ischaemic heart diseases (I20-I25)
12 186
10 797
22 983
17.2
Acute myocardial infarction (I21)
5 810
5 690
11 500
8.6
Other acute ischaemic heart diseases (I24)
118
np
np
np
Chronic ischaemic heart disease (I25)
6 246
4 944
11 190
8.4
Pulmonary heart disease and diseases of pulmonary circulation (I26-I28)
214
296
510
0.4
Pulmonary embolism (I26)
133
171
304
0.2
Other pulmonary heart diseases (I27)
np
np
np
np
Other forms of heart disease (I30-I52)
2 791
3 636
6 427
4.8
Acute and subacute endocarditis (I33)
35
31
66
-
Nonrheumatic mitral valve disorders (I34)
76
126
202
0.2
Nonrheumatic aortic valve disorders (I35)
364
422
786
0.6
Endocarditis, valve unspecified (I38)
85
101
186
0.1
Cardiomyopathy (I42)
527
269
796
0.6
Cardiac arrest (I46)
49
68
117
0.1
Atrial fibrillation and flutter (I48)
383
689
1 072
0.8
Other cardiac arrhythmias (I49)
87
99
186
0.1
Heart failure (I50)
868
1 484
2 352
1.8
Complications and ill-defined descriptions of heart disease (I51)
246
294
540
0.4
Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69)
4 480
6 985
11 465
8.6
Subarachnoid haemorrhage (I60)
205
302
507
0.4
Intracerebral haemorrhage (I61)
614
744
1 358
1.0
Other nontraumatic intracranial haemorrhage (I62)
190
219
409
0.3
Cerebral infarction (I63)
396
516
912
0.7
Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (I64)
1 942
3 356
5 298
4.0
Other cerebrovascular diseases (I67)
204
305
509
0.4
Sequelae of cerebrovascular disease (I69)
929
1 543
2 472
1.8
Diseases of arteries, arterioles and capillaries (I70-I79)
1 197
1 050
2 247
1.7
Atherosclerosis (I70)
93
119
212
0.2
Aortic aneurysm and dissection (I71)
743
519
1 262
0.9
Other aneurysm (I72)
38
22
60
-
Other peripheral vascular diseases (I73)
270
320
590
0.4
Other disorders of arteries and arterioles (I77)
np
np
81
0.1
Diseases of veins, lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes, not elsewhere classified (I80-I89)
87
165
252
0.2
Phlebitis and thrombophlebitis (I80)
66
131
197
0.1

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated




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