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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 Kidney and Urinary system (N00-N99)

DISEASES OF THE KIDNEY AND URINARY SYSTEM (N00-N99)

Diseases of the Kidney and Urinary system (N00-N99) accounted for 3,295 registered deaths in Australia in 2006, which was 2.5% of all registered deaths. The median age at death was 84.8 years. More females (1,763) than males (1,532) died of these diseases.


Of these causes, 2,160 (66%) were due to Kidney failure (N17-N19), which increased 15% from 2005 to 2006. The rise in Kidney failure is due to a decrease in the specificity of certification on the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death. Kidney failure is a non-specific cause of death and is generally due to another more serious condition. More males died from this cause than females in 2006, for the first time in 10 years, although the difference was small (1,083 males compared with 1,077 females). The median age at death for Kidney failure was 84.5 years, 4.2 years higher than the median age for all deaths.

2.14 Selected Underlying Causes, Diseases of the Kidney and Urinary System (N00-N99) - 2006

Males
Females
Persons
Proportion of all deaths
Cause of Death and ICD Code
no.
no.
no.
%

CHAPTER XIV Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00-N99)
1 532
1 763
3 295
2.5
Glomerular diseases (N00-N08)
36
37
73
0.1
Chronic nephritic syndrome (N03)
10
10
20
-
Unspecified nephritic syndrome (N05)
15
17
32
-
Renal tubulo-interstitial diseases (N10-N16)
45
77
122
0.1
Tubulo-interstitial nephritis, not specified as acute or chronic (N12)
10
15
25
-
Obstructive and reflux uropathy (N13)
28
30
58
-
Drug- and heavy-metal-induced tubulo-interstitial and tubular conditions (N14)
np
np
20
-
Renal failure (N17-N19)
1 083
1 077
2 160
1.6
Acute renal failure (N17)
167
225
392
0.3
Chronic renal failure (N18)
619
552
1 171
0.9
Unspecified renal failure (N19)
297
300
597
0.4
Urolithiasis (N20-N23)
12
15
27
-
Calculus of kidney and ureter (N20)
np
15
np
np
Other disorders of kidney and ureter (N25-N29)
21
19
40
-
Other disorders of kidney and ureter, not elsewhere classified (N28)
18
16
34
-
Other diseases of urinary system (N30-N39)
256
514
770
0.6
Other disorders of urinary system (N39)
235
505
740
0.6
Diseases of male genital organs (N40-N51)
79
-
79
0.1
Hyperplasia of prostate (N40)
58
-
58
-

- 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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