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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 Muscles, Bones and Tendons (M00-M99)

DISEASES OF THE MUSCLES, BONES AND TENDONS (M00-M99)

Diseases of the Muscles,Bones and Tendons (M00-M99) in 2006 attributed to 1,076 registered deaths, which represented 0.8% of all deaths registered in Australia. Over the last ten years, the number of deaths from this cause has increased steadily from 792 in 1997 to 1,076 in 2006, representing an increase from 0.6% of all deaths in 1997 to 0.8% of all deaths in 2006. In 2006, the number of female deaths (747) was more than twice the number of male deaths (329) from this cause and continued the trend shown by data recorded previously.


The median age at death has gradually increased over the last decade for both males and females. Male median age at death for this cause has increased from 75.8 in 1997 to 80.8 years in 2006. The female median age at death has risen from 80.2 years in 1997 to 84.4 years in 2006.


Osteoporosis (M80-M85) accounted for 250 registered deaths in Australia for 2006, with a median age at death of 88.9 years. More than four times more females than males died from Osteoporosis in 2006, which was a continuation of the pattern displayed from previous years' data. The median age at death from this cause for females has historically been higher than the median age at death for males. This trend persisted in 2006 with the median age at death for females at 89.3 years and for males at 87.9 years.

2.13 Selected Underlying Causes, Diseases of the Muscles, Bones and Tendons (M00-M99) - 2006

Males
Females
Persons
Proportion of all deaths
Causes of Death and ICD code
no.
no.
no.
%

CHAPTER XIII Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00-M99)
329
747
1 076
0.8
Arthropathies (M00-M25)
130
246
376
0.3
Infectious arthropathies (M00-M03)
32
32
64
-
Pyogenic arthritis (M00)
32
32
64
-
Inflammatory polyarthropathies (M05-M14)
75
151
226
0.2
Other rheumatoid arthritis (M06)
41
112
153
0.1
Gout (M10)
22
10
32
-
Other arthritis (M13)
7
18
25
-
Arthrosis (M15-M19)
19
58
77
0.1
Other arthrosis (M19)
17
49
66
-
Systemic connective tissue disorders (M30-M36)
64
168
232
0.2
Other necrotizing vasculopathies (M31)
18
19
37
-
Systemic lupus erythematosus (M32)
3
39
42
-
Dermatopolymyositis (M33)
4
16
20
-
Systemic sclerosis (M34)
25
73
98
0.1
Other systemic involvement of connective tissue (M35)
10
18
28
-
Soft tissue disorders (M60-M79)
29
np
np
np
Disorders of muscles (M60-M63)
np
np
36
-
Other disorders of muscle (M62)
11
12
23
-
Osteopathies and chondropathies (M80-M94)
83
262
345
0.3
Disorders of bone density and structure (M80-M85)
39
211
250
0.2
Osteoporosis with pathological fracture (M80)
17
89
106
0.1
Osteoporosis without pathological fracture (M81)
11
82
93
0.1
Disorders of continuity of bone (M84)
11
38
49
-
Other osteopathies (M86-M90)
np
51
np
np
Osteomyelitis (M86)
40
47
87
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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