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3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2010 Quality Declaration 
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MAIN CONDITION IN FETUS/INFANT

Disorders related to length of gestation and fetal growth (P05-P08) accounted for 28.9% (753) of all 2010 perinatal deaths, a slight decrease from 31.3% (837) in 2009.

Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99) accounted for 19.6% (510) in 2010, compared to 16.7% (447) in 2009.

Respiratory and cardiovascular disorders specific to the perinatal period (P20-P29) accounted for 6.9% of perinatal deaths in 2010 (181), up slightly from 6.6% in 2009 (177).

In 2010, over a third (921) 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 887 of the 921 perinatal deaths assigned a non-specific cause of death. While 50.2% of all fetal deaths registered in 2010 reported no specific cause, the corresponding figure for neonatal deaths was 4.0%.

7.3 Perinatal deaths(a), by main condition in the fetus/infant and sex(b) - Selected years(c)(d)

2001
2008(d)
2009(d)
2010(d)
Cause of death and ICD-10 code
Males(b)
Female
Persons
Males(b)
Female
Persons
Males(b)
Female
Persons
Males(b)
Female
Persons

Total Deaths
1 394
1 177
2 571
1 364
1 137
2 501
1 470
1 201
2 671
1 446
1 163
2 609
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P96)
1 028
940
1 968
1 116
929
2 045
1 178
1 012
2 190
1 137
923
2 060
Disorders related to length of gestation and fetal growth (P05-P08)
211
187
398
431
340
771
442
395
837
432
321
753
Respiratory and cardiovascular disorders specific to the perinatal period (P20-P29)
241
216
457
93
73
166
106
71
177
109
72
181
Other disorders originating in the perinatal period (P90-P96)
417
399
816
494
437
931
554
484
1 038
502
460
962
Fetal death of unspecified cause (P95)
141
166
307
435
403
838
517
447
964
458
420
878
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P96 )
257
224
481
44
18
62
21
17
38
22
21
43
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
325
216
541
213
182
395
275
172
447
278
232
510
Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R99)
8
0
8
12
5
17
4
6
7
6
0
6

(a) Perinatal deaths are all fetal deaths (at least 20 weeks gestation or at least 400 grams birth weight) plus all neonatal deaths (death of a live born baby within 28 days of birth). 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) All causes of death data from 2006 onward are subject to a revisions process - once data for a reference year are 'final', they are no longer revised. Affected data in this table are: 2006 (final) 2007 (final), 2008 (final), 2009 (revised), 2010 (preliminary). See Explanatory Notes 35-39 and Technical Notes, Causes of Death Revisions, 2006 and Causes of Death Revisions, 2008 and 2009.






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