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3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2006 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Underlying Cause of Death >> Blood and Immunity Disorders (D50-D89)

BLOOD AND IMMUNITY DISORDERS (D50-D89)

Blood and immunity disorders (D50-D89) accounted for 497 registered deaths in 2006. This represented 0.4% of all registered deaths in 2006 and has remained stable over the last 10 years. These deaths were most likely to occur amongst older people, with 70% of males and 79% of females who died from Blood and immunity disorders aged 65 years and over.


The median age at death for females from this cause has historically been higher than the median age at death for males. This trend continued in 2006, with a median age at death for females of 82.7 years and 77.7 years for males.


Anaemias (D5-D64) accounted for 223 deaths, or 45% of deaths due to Blood and immunity disorders. The number of deaths due to Anaemias have remained stable over the last 10 years. The number of Anaemias as a proportion of all Blood and immunity disorders has been steadily falling over the last decade from 57% in 1997 to 45% in 2006. The number of females (138) dying from Anaemias is higher than the number of males (85) dying from the same cause. This pattern has been consistent over the 10 years since 1997.

2.4 Selected Underlying Causes, Diseases of the Blood and Immunity Disorders (D50-D89) - 2006

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

CHAPTER III Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism (D50-D89)
228
269
497
0.4
Nutritional anaemias (D50-D53)
8
34
42
-
Iron deficiency anaemia (D50)
6
26
32
-
Aplastic and other anaemias (D60-D64)
67
93
160
0.1
Other aplastic anaemias (D61)
30
34
64
-
Other anaemias (D64)
37
59
96
0.1
Coagulation defects, purpura and other haemorrhagic conditions (D65-D69)
56
47
103
0.1
Other coagulation defects (D68)
21
17
38
-
Purpura and other haemorrhagic conditions (D69)
25
19
44
-
Other diseases of blood and blood-forming organs (D70-D77)
30
29
59
-
Agranulocytosis (D70)
20
12
32
-
Certain disorders involving the immune mechanism (D80-D89)
57
55
112
0.1
Other immunodeficiencies (D84)
32
27
59
-
Sarcoidosis (D86)
12
9
21
-
Other disorders involving the immune mechanism, not elsewhere classified (D89)
6
14
20
-

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



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