3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2008 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Underlying Cause of Death by ICD-10 Chapter >> Diseases of the Kidney and Genitourinary system (N00-N99)

DISEASES OF THE KIDNEY AND GENITOURINARY SYSTEM (N00-N99)

Diseases of the kidney and urinary system (N00-N99) accounted for 3,319 registered deaths in Australia in 2008, which was 2.3% of all registered deaths. The median age at death was 85.6 years. More females (1,770) than males (1,549) died of these diseases.

Of these causes, 2,594 (78%) were due to Kidney failure (N17-N19). More females died from this cause than males in 2008, although the difference was small (1,367 females compared with 1,227 males). The median age at death for Kidney failure was 85.5 years, 4.6 years higher than the median age for all deaths.

4.13 SELECTED UNDERLYING CAUSES(a), Diseases of the Kidney and Genitourinary System (N00-N99) - 2008(b)(c)(d)

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

CHAPTER XIV Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00-N99)
1 549
1 770
3 319
2.3
Glomerular diseases (N00-N08)
49
37
86
0.1
Chronic nephritic syndrome (N03)
15
18
33
-
Unspecified nephritic syndrome (N05)
18
7
25
-
Renal tubulo-interstitial diseases (N10-N16)
40
78
118
0.1
Tubulo-interstitial nephritis, not specified as acute or chronic (N12)
8
20
28
-
Obstructive and reflux uropathy (N13)
25
30
55
-
Drug and heavy-metal-induced tubulo-interstitial and tubular conditions (N14)
1
20
23
-
Renal failure (N17-N19)
1 227
1 367
2 594
1.8
Acute renal failure (N17)
206
255
461
0.3
Chronic renal failure (N18)
720
708
1 428
1.0
Unspecified renal failure (N19)
301
404
705
0.5
Urolithiasis (N20-N23)
17
14
31
-
Calculus of kidney and ureter (N20)
16
14
30
-
Other disorders of kidney and ureter (N25-N29)
36
27
63
-
Other disorders of kidney and ureter, not elsewhere classified (N28)
31
22
53
-
Other diseases of urinary system (N30-N39)
99
233
332
0.2
Other disorders of bladder (N32)
12
8
20
-
Other disorders of urinary system (N39)
80
218
298
0.2
Diseases of male genital organs (N40-N51)
81
-
81
0.1
Hyperplasia of prostate (N40)
63
-
63
-

- 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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