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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 Kidney, Urinary system and Genitals (N00-N99)

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

Diseases of the Kidney, urinary system and genitals (N00-N99) accounted for 3,324 registered deaths in Australia in 2007, which was 2.4% of all registered deaths. The median age at death was 84.9 years. More females (1,822) than males (1,502) died of these diseases.

Of these causes, 2,464 (74%) were due to Kidney failure (N17-N19), which increased 14% from 2006 to 2007. The rise in Kidney failure may be due in part 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 females died from this cause than males in 2007, although the difference was small (1,301 females compared with 1,163 males). The median age at death for Kidney failure was 84.9 years, 4.4 years higher than the median age for all deaths.

3.13 SELECTED UNDERLYING CAUSES(a), Diseases of the Kidney, Urinary System and Genitals (N00-N99) - 2007(b)(c)

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

     Diseases of the kidney, urinary system and genitals (N00-N99)
1 502
1 822
3 324
2.4
             Glomerular diseases (N00-N08)
42
27
69
0.1
                Chronic nephritic syndrome (N03)
11
10
21
-
                Unspecified nephritic syndrome (N05)
18
8
26
-
             Renal tubulo-interstitial diseases (N10-N16)
38
69
107
0.1
                Tubulo-interstitial nephritis, not specified as acute or chronic (N12)
5
19
24
-
                Obstructive and reflux uropathy (N13)
20
15
35
-
                Drug and heavy-metal-induced tubulo-interstitial and tubular conditions (N14)
8
20
28
-
             Renal failure (N17-N19)
1 163
1 301
2 464
1.8
                Acute renal failure (N17)
186
232
418
0.3
                Chronic renal failure (N18)
658
685
1 343
1.0
                Unspecified renal failure (N19)
319
384
703
0.5
             Urolithiasis (N20-N23)
6
20
26
-
                Calculus of kidney and ureter (N20)
5
17
22
-
             Other disorders of kidney and ureter (N25-N29)
17
29
46
-
                Other disorders of kidney and ureter, not elsewhere classified (N28)
14
20
34
-
             Other diseases of urinary system (N30-N39)
172
346
518
0.4
                Other disorders of urinary system (N39)
157
336
493
0.4
             Diseases of male genital organs (N40-N51)
64
-
64
-
                Hyperplasia of prostate (N40)
40
-
40
-

- 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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