3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2006 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Underlying Cause of Death >> Pregnancy and Childbirth (O00-O99)


Pregnancy and childbirth (O00-O99), as an underlying cause of death, accounted for the deaths of six females in Australia in 2006.

Since 1997, these have accounted for a total of 107 registered deaths. From 1997 to 2006, Complications of labour and delivery (O60-O75) and Complications within 6 weeks of delivery (O85-O92) accounted for most of deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth. Due to small numbers, it is difficult to make comparisons over time.

These deaths are spread across the childbearing age range, and cannot be attributed to any one smaller age group.

2.15 Selected Underlying Causes, Pregnancy and Childbirth (O00-O99) - 1997-2006

Cause of death and code

Chapter XV Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O99)
   Complications predominantly related to the puerperium (O85-O92)
   Complications of labour and delivery (O60-O75)
      Obstetric embolism (O88)

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