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3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2007 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Underlying Cause of Death by ICD-10 Chapter >> Blood and Immunity Disorders (D50-D89)

BLOOD AND IMMUNITY DISORDERS (D50-D89)

Blood and immunity disorders (D50-D89) accounted for 479 registered deaths in 2007 representing 0.3% of all registered deaths in 2007. Deaths due to this cause have remained stable over the last 10 years. These deaths were most likely to occur amongst older people, with 69% of males and 82% 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 2007, with a median age at death for females of 82.6 years and 77.7 years for males.

Anaemias (D50-D64) accounted for 211 deaths, or 44% of deaths due to Blood and immunity disorders. While the number of deaths due to Anaemias has remained relatively stable over the last 10 years, Anaemia deaths as a proportion of all Blood and immunity disorders has been steadily falling over the last decade from 53% in 1998 to 44% in 2007. The number of females (136) dying from Anaemias was higher than the number of males (75) dying from the same cause. This pattern has been consistent over the 10 years since 1998.

3.3 SELECTED UNDERLYING CAUSES(a), Blood and Immunity Disorders (D50-D89) - 2007(b)(c)

MALES
FEMALES
PERSONS
PROPORTION OF ALL DEATHS
Cause of Death and ICD Code
no.
no.
no.
%

     Blood and Immunity disorders (D50-D89)
200
279
479
0.3
     Aplastic and other anaemias (D60-D64)
61
105
166
0.1
        Other aplastic anaemias (D61)
26
37
63
-
        Other anaemias (D64)
34
68
102
0.1
     Coagulation defects, purpura and other haemorrhagic
conditions (D65-D69)
47
49
96
0.1
        Other coagulation defects (D68)
16
18
34
-
        Purpura and other haemorrhagic conditions (D69)
20
22
42
-
     Other diseases of blood and blood-forming organs (D70-D77)
33
31
64
-
        Agranulocytosis (D70)
13
10
23
-
        Diseases of spleen ( D73)
7
13
20
-
     Certain disorders involving the immune mechanism (D80-D89)
45
63
108
0.1
        Other immunodeficiencies (D84)
19
33
52
-
        Sarcoidosis (D86)
14
9
23
-

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Causes selected are those with 20 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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