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3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2011 Quality Declaration 
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MAIN CONDITION IN FETUS/INFANT

Disorders related to length of gestation and fetal growth (P05-P08) accounted for 27.5% (705) of all 2011 perinatal deaths, a slight decrease from 28.9% (753) in 2010.

Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99) accounted for 21.8% (559) in 2011, compared to 19.5% (510) in 2010.

Respiratory and cardiovascular disorders specific to the perinatal period (P20-P29) accounted for 6.6% of perinatal deaths in 2011 (169), down slightly from 7.0% in 2010 (182).

In 2011, under a third (834) of all perinatal deaths were assigned a non-specific cause of death in the fetus/infant (Fetal death of unspecified cause (P95), and Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P96)). Most of these were fetal deaths, representing 774 of the 834 perinatal deaths assigned a non-specific cause of death. While 44.3% of all fetal deaths registered in 2011 reported no specific cause, the corresponding figure for neonatal deaths was 7.4%.

7.3 Perinatal deaths(a), Number of deaths by main condition in the fetus/infant and sex(b) - Selected years(c)(d)

2002
2009(d)
2010(d)
2011(d)
Cause of death and ICD-10 code
Males(b)
Female
Persons
Males(b)
Female
Persons
Males(b)
Female
Persons
Males(b)
Female
Persons

Total Deaths
1 340
1 135
2 475
1 470
1 201
2 671
1 446
1 163
2 609
1 384
1 178
2 562
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P96)
1 038
864
1 902
1 177
1 012
2 189
1 135
923
2 058
1 061
888
1 949
Disorders related to length of gestation and fetal growth (P05-P08)
203
181
384
442
395
837
432
321
753
391
314
705
Respiratory and cardiovascular disorders specific to the perinatal period (P20-P29)
212
176
488
106
71
177
110
72
182
91
78
169
Other disorders originating in the perinatal period (P90-P96)
469
381
850
553
484
1 037
499
460
959
475
418
893
Fetal death of unspecified cause (P95)
177
153
330
517
447
964
458
420
878
416
358
774
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P96 )
270
207
477
20
17
37
19
21
40
27
33
60
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
268
239
507
276
172
448
278
232
510
296
263
559
Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R99)
8
6
14
1
6
7
8
0
8
6
9
15

(a) Perinatal deaths are all fetal deaths (at least 20 weeks' gestation or at least 400 grams birth weight) plus all neonatal deaths (death of a live born baby within 28 days of birth). See Glossary for further information.
(b) Male deaths include those perinatal deaths of sex indeterminate.
(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. Cells with a zero value have not been affected by confidentialisation.
(d) All causes of death data from 2006 onward are subject to a revisions process - once data for a reference year are 'final', they are no longer revised. Affected data in this table are: 2006-2009 (final), 2010 (revised), 2011 (preliminary). See Explanatory Notes 29-33 and Technical Notes, Causes of Death Revisions, 2006 in Causes of Death, Australia, 2010 and Causes of Death Revisions, 2009 and 2010 in this publication.


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