3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2008 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Underlying Cause of Death by ICD-10 Chapter >> Accidental Poisoning (X40-X49)

ACCIDENTAL POISONING (X40-X49)

Accidental poisoning (X40-X49) accounted for 622 deaths registered in 2008. This represented 0.4% of all registered death 2008, and 7.1% of all External causes of death.

More than twice as many males as females died from Accidental poisoning in 2008, with 445 male and 177 female deaths. The median age at death for Accidental poisoning was 39.7 years. Median age at death for males was 38.1 years, compared with 45.6 years for females.

4.21 SELECTED UNDERLYING CAUSES(a), Accidental Poisoning (X40-X49) - 2008(b)(c)(d)

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

Accidental poisoning by and exposure to noxious substances (X40-X49)
445
177
622
0.4
Accidental poisoning by and exposure to antiepileptic, sedative-hypnotic, antiparkinsonism and psychotropic drugs, not elsewhere classified (X41)
32
26
58
-
Accidental poisoning by and exposure to narcotics and psychodysleptics (hallucinogens), not elsewhere classified (X42)
140
33
173
0.1
Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (X44)
206
96
302
0.2
Accidental poisoning by and exposure to alcohol (X45)
41
11
52
-

- 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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