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3304.0 - Perinatal Deaths, Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Main Condition in Fetus >> Main Condition in Fetus/Infant

MAIN CONDITION IN FETUS/INFANT

Disorders related to length of gestation and fetal growth (P05-P08) accounted for 31.3% (837 deaths) of total 2009 perinatal deaths, similar in proportion to the 30.9% (772) recorded in 2008.

Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99) accounted for 16.7% (447) of perinatal deaths in 2009, compared with 15.8% (395) in 2008.

Respiratory and cardiovascular disorders specific to the perinatal period (P20-P29) accounted for 6.6% of perinatal deaths in both 2009 (176), and 2008 (165).

In 2009, over one-third (1,011) of all perinatal deaths were assigned a non-specific cause of death in the fetus/infant (Fetal death of unspecified cause (P95), and Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P96)). Most of these were fetal deaths, representing 964 of the 1,011 perinatal deaths assigned a non-specific cause of death. While 54.2% of all fetal deaths registered in 2009 reported no specific cause, the corresponding figure for neonatal deaths was 5.3%.

Perinatal deaths(a), by main condition in the fetus/infant and sex(b) - 2000, 2007-2009(c)(d)(e)(f)

2000
2007(d)
2008(e)
2009(f)
Causes of Death(a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)
Males(b)
Females
Persons
Males(b)
Females
Persons
Males(b)
Females
Persons
Males(b)
Females
Persons

Total Deaths
1390
1144
2534
1335
1197
2532
1364
1137
2501
1470
1201
2671
CHAPTER XVI Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P96)
1044
873
1917
1089
951
2040
1116
930
2046
1180
1014
2194
Disorders related to length of gestation and fetal growth (P05-P08)
193
173
366
461
406
867
431
341
772
442
395
837
Birth trauma (P10-P15)
2
3
5
4
0
1
2
2
3
6
3
9
Respiratory and cardiovascular disorders specific to the perinatal period (P20-P29)
261
243
504
134
90
224
93
72
165
105
71
176
Infections specific to the perinatal period (P35-P39)
46
24
70
14
13
27
27
24
51
14
13
27
Haemorrhagic and haematological disorders of fetus and newborn (P50-P61)
60
33
93
26
21
47
47
33
80
37
26
63
Transitory endocrine and metabolic disorders specific to fetus and newborn (P70-P74)
19
9
28
2
1
6
2
0
3
3
2
4
Digestive system disorders of fetus and newborn (P75-P78)
12
5
17
19
5
24
15
9
24
7
7
14
Conditions involving the integument and temperature regulation of fetus and newborn (P80-P83)
17
12
29
8
10
18
7
12
19
11
10
21
Other disorders originating in the perinatal period (P90-P96)
432
373
805
402
393
795
493
438
931
557
488
1045
Fetal death of unspecified cause (P95)
149
127
276
373
356
729
435
403
838
517
447
964
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P96 )
268
230
498
9
9
18
44
19
63
25
22
47
CHAPTER XVII Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
316
245
561
211
217
428
213
182
395
275
172
447
Congenital malformations of the nervous system (Q00-Q07)
70
61
131
51
46
97
48
38
86
53
43
96
Congenital malformations of eye, ear, face and neck (Q10-Q18)
0
0
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
3
0
1
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system (Q20-Q28)
60
45
105
49
43
92
55
44
99
67
24
91
Congenital malformations of the respiratory system (Q30-Q34)
21
10
31
7
7
14
6
5
11
9
6
15
Cleft lip and cleft palate (Q35-Q37)
3
0
2
1
3
4
4
0
4
3
0
1
Other congenital malformations of the digestive system (Q38-Q45)
1
6
7
3
1
2
2
2
3
2
4
5
Congenital malformations of genital organs (Q50-Q56)
0
0
0
1
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
Congenital malformations of the urinary system (Q60-Q64)
20
1
24
20
11
31
13
7
20
30
10
40
Congenital malformations and deformations of the musculoskeletal system (Q65-Q79)
40
30
70
19
25
44
21
15
36
27
13
40
Other congenital malformations (Q80-Q89)
40
20
60
26
29
55
39
27
66
36
30
66
Other congenital malformations, not elsewhere classified
34
15
49
24
29
53
35
25
60
32
25
57
Chromosomal abnormalities, not elsewhere classified (Q90-Q99)
62
69
131
34
53
87
28
44
72
49
43
92
CHAPTER XVIII Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R99)
3
1
6
17
14
31
11
6
17
4
2
5
Sudden infant death syndrome (R95)
1
2
6
8
3
12
11
6
17
4
1
5
Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (R99)
0
0
0
1
5
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
Other Conditions
26
24
50
18
15
33
24
19
43
14
11
25

(a) Perinatal deaths are all fetal deaths (at least 20 weeks gestation or at least 400 grams birth weight) plus all neonatal deaths. See Glossary for further information.
(b) Male deaths include those perinatal deaths of sex indeterminate.
(c) 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.
(d) Causes of death data for 2007 have undergone two years of revisions. See Explanatory Notes 28-32 in Causes of Death, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 3303.0).
(e) Causes of death data for 2008 have been revised and are subject to further revisions. See Explanatory Notes 28-32 in Causes of Death, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 3303.0).
(f) Causes of death data for 2009 are preliminary and subject to a revisions process. See Explanatory Notes 28-32 in Causes of Death, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 3303.0).



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