3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2007 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Underlying Cause of Death by ICD-10 Chapter >> Diseases of the Eye and Ear (H00-H95)

DISEASES OF THE EYE AND EAR (H00-H95)

Since 1998, a total of 119 deaths have been attributed to Diseases of the eye and ear (H00-H95). Of these, 48 (40%) were male and 71 (60%) were female.

Diseases of the middle ear and mastoid (H65-H75) have accounted for a total of 61 deaths since 1998, 51% of all deaths due to Diseases of the eye and ear. Visual disturbances and blindness (H53-H54) have accounted for a total of 17 deaths (14%).

3.7 SELECTED UNDERLYING CAUSES(a), Diseases of the eye and ear (H00-H95) - 1998-2007(b)(c)

MALES
FEMALES
PERSONS
Cause of Death and ICD Code
no.
no.
no.

     Diseases of the eye (H00-H59)
16
30
46
             Disorders of eyelid, lacrimal system and orbit (H00-H06)
4
7
11
                Disorders of orbit ( H05)
4
6
10
             Visual disturbances and blindness (H53-H54)
8
9
17
                Blindness and low vision (H54)
8
9
17
     Diseases of the ear (H60-H95)
32
41
73
             Diseases of middle ear and mastoid (H65-H75)
26
35
61
                Suppurative and unspecified otitis media (H66)
14
26
40
                Mastoiditis and related conditions (H70)
10
6
16

(a) Causes selected are those with 10 or more deaths at the 3 digit level of ICD-10.
(b) Causes of death data for 2007 is subject to revision. See Explanatory Notes 3-4 for further information.
(c) Data cells with small values have been randomly assigned to protect the confidentiality of individuals. As a result, some totals will not equal the sum of their components. It is important to note that cells with a zero value have not been affected by confidentialisation.






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