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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 >> Congenital and Chromosomal Abnormalities (Q00-Q99)

CONGENITAL AND CHROMOSOMAL ABNORMALITIES (Q00-Q99)

Congenital and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99), such as Down's Syndrome, Edward's syndrome, Cerebal Palsy and congenital heart malformations accounted for 574 deaths in 2007. Of these, 293 (51%) were deaths of males and 281 (49%) were deaths of females.

The just over half of these deaths occurred within the first year of life (310 or 54%), however, the remainder were spread relatively evenly over other age groups. Median age at death due to Congenital and chromosomal abnormalities was 0.9 years. This was 79.6 years lower than the median age for all deaths (80.5 years).

Congenital malformations of the heart and blood vessels (Q20-Q28) accounted for 189 deaths or 33% of all deaths due to Congenital and chromosomal abnormalities. The median age for this cause was 8.5 years.

3.16 SELECTED UNDERLYING CAUSES(a), Congenital and Chromosomal Abnormalities (Q00-Q99) - 2007(b)(c)

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

     Congenital and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
293
281
574
0.4
             Congenital malformations of the nervous system (Q00-Q07)
43
47
90
0.1
                Other congenital malformations of brain (Q04)
17
11
28
-
             Congenital malformations of the circulatory system (Q20-Q28)
104
85
189
0.1
                Congenital malformations of cardiac septa (Q21)
19
20
39
-
                Congenital malformations of aortic and mitral valves (Q23)
21
14
35
-
                Other congenital malformations of heart (Q24)
31
27
58
-
             Congenital malformations of the urinary system (Q60-Q64)
29
31
60
-
                Cystic kidney disease (Q61)
19
25
44
-
             Congenital malformations and deformations of the musculoskeletal               system (Q65-Q79)
20
23
43
-
                Congenital malformations of the musculoskeletal system, not elsewhere classified ( Q79)
15
15
30
-
             Other congenital malformations (Q80-Q89)
38
33
71
0.1
                Other congenital malformations, not elsewhere classified (Q89)
20
20
40
-
             Chromosomal abnormalities, not elsewhere classified (Q90-Q99)
39
48
87
0.1
                Down's syndrome (Q90)
23
26
49
-
                Edwards' syndrome and Patau's syndrome (Q91)
12
10
22
-

- 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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