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3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2008 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 such as Down's syndrome, Edward's syndrome, Cerebal Palsy and congenital heart malformations (Q00-Q99) accounted for 609 deaths in 2008, of which 336 (55%) were deaths of males and 273 (45%) were deaths of females.

Just over half of these deaths occurred within the first year of life (320 or 53%), however, the remainder were spread relatively evenly over other age groups. Median age at death due to Congenital and chromosomal abnormalities was 1.0 year. This was 79.9 years lower than the median age for all deaths (80.9 years).

Congenital malformations of the heart and blood vessels (Q20-Q28) accounted for 212 deaths or 35% of all deaths due to Congenital and chromosomal abnormalities. The median age for this cause was 3.0 years.

4.16 SELECTED UNDERLYING CAUSES(a), Congenital and Chromosomal Abnormalities (Q00-Q99) - 2008(b)(c)(d)

Males
Females
Persons
Proportion of all deaths
Cause of Death and ICD Code
no.
no.
no.
%

CHAPTER XVII Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
336
273
609
0.4
Congenital malformations of the nervous system (Q00-Q07)
58
35
93
0.1
Other congenital malformations of brain (Q04)
20
11
31
-
Spina bifida (Q05)
16
7
23
-
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system (Q20-Q28)
114
98
212
0.1
Congenital malformations of cardiac septa (Q21)
21
21
42
-
Congenital malformations of aortic and mitral valves (Q23)
21
16
37
-
Other congenital malformations of heart (Q24)
37
33
70
-
Congenital malformations of great arteries (Q25)
14
8
22
-
Congenital malformations of the urinary system (Q60-Q64)
26
26
52
-
Cystic kidney disease (Q61)
19
17
36
-
Congenital malformations and deformations of the musculoskeletal system (Q65-Q79)
22
16
38
-
Congenital malformations of the musculoskeletal system, not elsewhere classified (Q79)
16
8
24
-
Other congenital malformations (Q80-Q89)
45
31
76
0.1
Other specified congenital malformation syndromes affecting multiple systems (Q87)
10
10
20
-
Other congenital malformations, not elsewhere classified (Q89)
27
14
41
-
Chromosomal abnormalities, not elsewhere classified (Q90-Q99)
51
58
109
0.1
Down's syndrome (Q90)
28
35
63
-
Edwards' syndrome and Patau's syndrome (Q91)
13
13
26
-

- 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) 2008 data have been subject to process improvements which have increased the quality of these data. See Technical Note 1: 2008 COD Collection - Process Improvements for further information.
(c) Causes of death data for 2008 are preliminary and subject to a revisions process. See Technical Note 2: Causes of Death - Revisions Process.
(d) 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.






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