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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 Eye and Ear (H00-H95)


In 2006, Diseases of the eye and ear (H00-H95) accounted for a total of 13 registered deaths, of which 6 were male and 7 were female. Of these 13 deaths, 10 were older persons aged 65 years and over.

Since 1997, a total of 120 deaths have been attributed to Diseases of the eye and ear. Of these, 48 (44%) were male and 62 (56%) were female.

Diseases of the middle ear and mastoid (H65-H75) have accounted for a total of 64 deaths since 1997. Visual disturbances and blindness (H53-H54) have accounted for a total of 16 deaths.

2.8 Selected Underlying Cause, Diseases of the eye and ear (H00-H95) - 1997-2006

Cause of death and ICD10 code

CHAPTERS VII and VIII - Eyes and Ears
CHAPTER VIII Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H60-H95)
   Diseases of the middle ear and mastoid (H65-H75)
      Suppurative and unspecified otitis media (H66)
CHAPTER VII Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00-H59)
   Visual disturbances and blindness (H53-H54)

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