3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2008 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Underlying Cause of Death by ICD-10 Chapter >> Pregnancy and Childbirth (O00-O99)

PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH (O00-O99)

Due to the small number of deaths attributed to Pregnancy and childbirth (O00-O99), the following section refers to the period 1999-2008.

Pregnancy and childbirth (O00-O99), as an underlying cause of death, accounted for the deaths of 6 females in Australia in 2008.

Since 1999, this cause has accounted for a total of 100 registered deaths. From 1999 to 2008, Complications of labour and delivery (O60-O75) and Complications within 6 weeks of delivery (O85-O92) accounted for most deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth. Due to small numbers, it is difficult to make comparisons over time.

These deaths are spread across the childbearing age range, and cannot be attributed to any one smaller age group.

4.14 SELECTED UNDERLYING CAUSES(a), Pregnancy and Childbirth (O00-O99) - 1999-2008(b)(c)(d)(e)

Males
Females
Persons
Cause of Death and ICD Code
no.
no.
no.

CHAPTER XV Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O99)
. .
100
100
Complications of labour and delivery (O60-O75)
. .
27
27
Postpartum haemorrhage (O72)
. .
15
15
Complications predominantly related to the puerperium (O85-O92)
. .
35
35
Obstetric embolism (O88)
. .
19
19

. . not applicable
(a) Causes selected are those with 10 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) Causes of death data for 2007 have been revised and are subject to further revisions. See Technical Note 3: 2007 Revisions for further information.
(e) 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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