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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 >> Diseases of the Heart and Blood Vessels (I00-I99)

DISEASES OF THE HEART AND BLOOD VESSELS (I00-I99)

Diseases of the heart and blood vessels (I00-I99) were identified as the underlying cause of 46,626 registered deaths in 2007. This accounts for 34% of all registered deaths. The median age at death for Diseases of the heart and blood vessels is 84.2 years, slightly higher than the median age for all deaths (80.5 years).

Of these deaths, 53% (24,556) were of females. The pattern of more female than male deaths for these underlying causes was consistent over the last 10 years. Females dying from these diseases had a higher median age at death than males (86.7 years and 80.8 years respectively)

Ischaemic heart diseases (I20-I25) which includes angina, heart attacks and blocked arteries of the heart, represented a substantial proportion of deaths attributable to Diseases of the heart and blood vessels, accounting for 22,729 deaths or 49%. Of those deaths from Ischaemic heart disease, 12,119 (53%) were males, and 10,610 (47%) were females.

Heart attack (I21) represented 11,341 deaths or 24% of all Diseases of the heart and blood vessels, and a total of 8.2% of all causes. There was a small difference in the number of male and female deaths due to this cause with 5,856 and 5,485 deaths respectively. The median age at death due to Heart attack was 86.5 years for females and 80.4 years for males.

Deaths from Stroke (I60-I69) numbered 11,491 in 2007 or 25% of all Diseases of the heart and blood vessels, comparable with the number mentioned in relation to Heart attacks (I21). In contrast to Heart attacks, there were considerably less males 4,516 (39%) with Stroke as the underlying cause of death than females 6,975 (61%). Females at 86.8 years, had a higher median age at death than males at 82.5 years.

3.8 SELECTED UNDERLYING CAUSES(a), Diseases of the Heart and Blood Vessels (I00-I99) - 2007(b)(c)

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

     Diseases of the heart and blood vessels (I00-I99)
22 070
24 556
46 626
33.8
             Chronic rheumatic heart diseases (I05-I09)
85
167
252
0.2
               Rheumatic mitral valve diseases (I05)
48
92
140
0.1
             Hypertensive diseases (I10-I15)
552
1 075
1 627
1.2
               Essential (primary) hypertension (I10)
145
311
456
0.3
               Hypertensive heart disease (I11)
195
395
590
0.4
               Hypertensive renal disease (I12)
161
303
464
0.3
               Hypertensive heart and renal disease (I13)
51
66
117
0.1
             Ischaemic heart diseases (I20-I25)
12 119
10 610
22 729
16.5
               Acute myocardial infarction ( I21)
5 856
5 485
11 341
8.2
               Other acute ischaemic heart diseases (I24)
145
153
298
0.2
               Chronic ischaemic heart disease (I25)
6 105
4 946
11 051
8.0
             Pulmonary heart disease and diseases of pulmonary circulation (I26-I28)
218
355
573
0.4
               Pulmonary embolism (I26)
133
187
320
0.2
               Other pulmonary heart diseases (I27)
82
167
249
0.2
             Other forms of heart disease (I30-I52)
3 261
4 150
7 411
5.4
               Acute and subacute endocarditis ( I33)
29
23
52
-
               Nonrheumatic mitral valve disorders (I34)
63
101
164
0.1
               Nonrheumatic aortic valve disorders (I35)
359
447
806
0.6
               Endocarditis, valve unspecified (I38)
76
154
230
0.2
               Cardiomyopathy (I42)
528
264
792
0.6
               Cardiac arrest (I46)
212
186
398
0.3
               Atrial fibrillation and flutter (I48)
421
733
1 154
0.8
               Other cardiac arrhythmias (I49)
133
88
221
0.2
               Heart failure (I50)
1 093
1 775
2 868
2.1
               Complications and ill-defined descriptions of heart disease (I51)
268
308
576
0.4
             Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69)
4 516
6 975
11 491
8.3
               Subarachnoid haemorrhage (I60)
178
291
469
0.3
               Intracerebral haemorrhage (I61)
640
684
1 324
1.0
               Other nontraumatic intracranial haemorrhage (I62)
220
249
469
0.3
               Cerebral infarction (I63)
401
545
946
0.7
               Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (I64)
2 027
3 388
5 415
3.9
               Other cerebrovascular diseases (I67)
186
284
470
0.3
               Sequelae of cerebrovascular disease (I69)
864
1 534
2 398
1.7
             Diseases of arteries, arterioles and capillaries (I70-I79)
1 198
1 068
2 266
1.6
               Atherosclerosis (I70)
86
133
219
0.2
               Aortic aneurysm and dissection (I71)
747
501
1 248
0.9
               Other peripheral vascular diseases (I73)
268
344
612
0.4
               Other disorders of arteries and arterioles ( I77)
52
49
101
0.1
             Diseases of veins, lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes, not elsewhere classified (I80-I89)
109
146
255
0.2
               Phlebitis and thrombophlebitis (I80)
72
116
188
0.1

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Causes selected are those with 50 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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