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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 Muscles, Bones and Tendons (M00-M99)

DISEASES OF THE MUSCLES, BONES AND TENDONS (M00-M99)

Diseases of the muscles, bones and tendons (M00-M99) accounted for 1,091 registered deaths in 2007, which represented 0.8% of all deaths registered in Australia. Over the last ten years, the number of deaths from this cause has increased steadily from 751 in 1998 to 1,091 in 2007, representing an increase from 0.6% of all deaths in 1998 to 0.8% of all deaths in 2007. In 2007, the number of female deaths (751) was more than twice the number of male deaths (340) from this cause, continuing the trend shown in previous years.

The median age at death has gradually increased over the last decade for both males and females. Male median age at death for this cause has increased from 75.6 in 1998 to 80.9 years in 2007. The female median age at death has risen from 80.3 years in 1998 to 85.1 years in 2007.

Osteoporosis (M80-M85) accounted for 289 registered deaths in Australia for 2007, with a median age at death of 89.6 years. More than four times more females than males died from Osteoporosis in 2007, which was a continuation of the pattern displayed in previous years' data. The median age at death from this cause for females has historically been higher than the median age at death for males. This trend persisted in 2007 with the median age at death for females at 90.1 years and for males at 86.1 years.

3.12 SELECTED UNDERLYING CAUSES(M00-M99)(a), Diseases of the Muscles, Bones, and Tendons - 2007(b)(c)

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

     Diseases of the muscles, bones and tendons (M00-M99)
340
751
1 091
0.8
         Arthropathies (M00-M25)
127
234
361
0.3
             Infectious arthropathies (M00-M03)
33
29
62
-
                Pyogenic arthritis (M00)
33
29
62
-
             Inflammatory polyarthropathies (M05-M14)
66
140
206
0.1
                Other rheumatoid arthritis (M06)
38
110
148
0.1
                Gout (M10)
17
8
25
-
                Other arthritis (M13)
6
15
21
-
             Arthrosis (M15-M19)
21
58
79
0.1
                Other arthrosis (M19)
20
47
67
-
             Systemic connective tissue disorders (M30-M36)
67
165
232
0.2
                Other necrotizing vasculopathies (M31)
24
26
50
-
                Systemic lupus erythematosus (M32)
11
35
46
-
                Systemic sclerosis (M34)
17
66
83
0.1
                Other systemic involvement of connective tissue (M35)
5
24
29
-
         Soft tissue disorders (M60-M79)
32
39
71
0.1
             Disorders of muscles (M60-M63)
21
26
47
-
                Other disorders of muscle (M62)
13
15
28
-
             Other soft tissue disorders (M70-M79)
11
13
24
-
                Fibroblastic disorders (M72)
9
11
20
-
         Osteopathies and chondropathies (M80-M94)
90
275
365
0.3
             Disorders of bone density and structure (M80-M85)
49
240
289
0.2
                Osteoporosis with pathological fracture (M80)
19
115
134
0.1
                Osteoporosis without pathological fracture (M81)
6
100
106
0.1
                Disorders of continuity of bone (M84)
24
25
49
-
             Other osteopathies (M86-M90)
41
35
76
0.1
                Osteomyelitis (M86)
39
30
69
0.1

- 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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