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3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2006 Quality Declaration 
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DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM (G00-G99)

Diseases of the nervous system (G00-G99) accounted for 4,903 registered deaths in 2006, representing 3.7% of all registered deaths. This follows a gradual increase in deaths attributable to Diseases of the nervous system over time, from 3,706 in 1997. The number of deaths due to Diseases of the nervous system is higher for females (2,715) than for males (2,188). The median age at death is 78.7 for males, 84.0 for females.


Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease (G30) constitute 40% (1,966) of all deaths due to Diseases of the nervous system and 1.5% of all registered deaths in 2006. Female deaths (1,380) due to Alzheimer's Disease are much higher than male deaths (586), with a ratio of 43 male deaths per 100 female deaths. The median age at death due to Alzheimer's Disease is 86.7 years.


Parkinson's Disease (G20) accounts for 20% of all deaths due to Diseases of the nervous system and 0.7% of all deaths registered in 2006. There were 994 deaths due to this disease, with a median age at death of 83.0 years.


The number of male deaths (569) due to this disease was higher than the number of female deaths (425). This is similar to the overall trend for the past 10 years.

2.7 Selected Underlying Causes, Diseases of the Nervous System (G00-G99) - 2006

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

CHAPTER VI Diseases of the nervous system (G00-G99)
2 188
2 715
4 903
3.7
Systemic atrophies primarily affecting the central nervous system (G10-G13)
340
294
634
0.5
Huntington's disease (G10)
31
34
65
-
Spinal muscular atrophy and related syndromes (G12)
305
250
555
0.4
Extrapyramidal and movement disorders (G20-G26)
591
441
1 032
0.8
Parkinson's disease (G20)
569
425
994
0.7
Other degenerative diseases of basal ganglia (G23)
14
8
22
-
Other degenerative diseases of the nervous system (G30-G32)
682
1 461
2 143
1.6
Alzheimer's disease (G30)
586
1 380
1 966
1.5
Other degenerative diseases of nervous system, not elsewhere classified (G31)
96
81
177
0.1
Demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system (G35-G37)
52
88
140
0.1
Multiple sclerosis (G35)
46
81
127
0.1
Episodic and paroxysmal disorders (G40-G47)
192
148
340
0.3
Epilepsy (G40)
164
104
268
0.2
Status epilepticus (G41)
11
14
25
-
Transient cerebral ischaemic attacks and related syndromes (G45)
8
21
29
-
Diseases of myoneural junction and muscle (G70-G73)
60
42
102
0.1
Myasthenia gravis and other myoneural disorders (G70)
11
10
21
-
Primary disorders of muscles (G71)
43
28
71
0.1
Cerebral palsy and other paralytic syndromes (G80-G83)
79
68
147
0.1
Infantile cerebral palsy (G80)
40
34
74
0.1
Hemiplegia (G81)
8
16
24
-
Paraplegia and tetraplegia (G82)
28
15
43
-
Other disorders of the nervous system (G90-G99)
135
126
261
0.2
Disorders of autonomic nervous system (G90)
27
23
50
-
Other disorders of brain (G93)
83
80
163
0.1
Other diseases of spinal cord (G95)
9
12
21
-

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



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