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 Eye and Ear (H00-H95)

DISEASES OF THE EYE AND EAR (H00-H95)

Due to the small number of deaths attributed to Diseases of the eye and ear (H00-H95), the following section refers to the period 1999-2008.

Since 1999, a total of 115 deaths have been attributed to Diseases of the eye and ear (H00-H95). Of these, 47 (41%) were male and 68 (59%) were female.

Diseases of the middle ear and mastoid (H65-H75) have accounted for a total of 54 deaths since 1999. Visual disturbances and blindness (H53-H54) have accounted for a total of 14 deaths in the last 10 years.

4.7 SELECTED UNDERLYING CAUSES(a), Diseases of the eye and ear (H00-H95) - 1999-2008(b)(c)(d)(e)

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

CHAPTER VII Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00-H59)
20
32
52
Disorders of eyelid, lacrimal system and orbit (H00-H06)
6
6
12
Disorders of orbit (H05)
5
5
10
Visual disturbances and blindness (H53-H54)
6
8
14
Blindness and low vision (H54)
6
8
14
CHAPTER VIII Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H60-H95)
27
36
63
Diseases of middle ear and mastoid (H65-H75)
22
32
54
Suppurative and unspecified otitis media (H66)
12
23
35
Mastoiditis and related conditions (H70)
9
6
15

(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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