3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2008 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Underlying Cause of Death by ICD-10 Chapter >> Endocrine, Nutrional and Metabolic Diseases (E00-E90)

ENDOCRINE, NUTRIONAL AND METABOLIC DISEASES (E00-E90)

Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E90) in 2008 accounted for 5,900 registered deaths, representing 4.1% of all registered deaths. Total deaths due to these underlying causes have increased gradually over the last ten years, from 4,100 in 1999 to 5,900 in 2008. The proportion of all deaths due to these causes has also increased slightly over the same period ranging from 3.2% in 1999 to 4.1% in 2008. The median age at death from these causes was 81.1 years, which was comparable with the median age of 80.9 years for all deaths in 2008.

Diabetes (E10-E14) was the underlying cause of death for 4,191 people, or 2.9% of all deaths. 2008 had the highest number of deaths resulting from Diabetes over the past ten years, with the proportion of all deaths represented by this cause increasing (2.3% to 2.9%) over this period.

Obesity (E66) accounted for a total of 182 deaths in 2008. The overall median age at death due to Obesity as the underlying cause was 62.3 years, which was 18.6 years less than the median age for all deaths. At 56.5 years for males and 62.3 years for females, the median age at death resulting from Obesity for males was almost 6 years lower than it was for females.

4.4 SELECTED UNDERLYING CAUSES(a), Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases (E00-E90) - 2008(b)(c)(d)

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

CHAPTER IV Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E90)
2 908
2 992
5 900
4.1
Disorders of thyroid gland (E00-E07)
22
92
114
0.1
Other hypothyroidism (E03)
17
57
74
0.1
Thyrotoxicosis (hyperthyroidism) (E05)
3
31
34
-
Diabetes mellitus (E10-E14)
2 141
2 050
4 191
2.9
Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (E10)
198
191
389
0.3
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (E11)
918
935
1 853
1.3
Unspecified diabetes mellitus (E14)
1 025
924
1 949
1.4
Malnutrition (E40-E46)
30
38
68
-
Unspecified protein-energy malnutrition (E46)
23
30
53
-
Obesity and other hyperalimentation (E65-E68)
79
103
182
0.1
Obesity (E66)
79
103
182
0.1
Metabolic disorders (E70-E90)
598
658
1 256
0.9
Disorders of sphingolipid metabolism and other lipid storage disorders (E75)
10
10
20
-
Disorders of lipoprotein metabolism and other lipidaemias (E78)
343
361
704
0.5
Disorders of mineral metabolism (E83)
20
17
37
-
Cystic fibrosis (E84)
13
11
24
-
Amyloidosis (E85)
63
32
95
0.1
Volume depletion (E86)
61
134
195
0.1
Other disorders of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance (E87)
32
53
85
0.1
Other metabolic disorders (E88)
40
27
67
-

- 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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