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Dementia and Alzheimer's disease (F01, F03, G30) became the second leading underlying cause of death of Australians in 2013, largely due to an increase in deaths of females due to these conditions. The number of deaths due to this cause has increased by 32.0% over the past five years from 8,280 in 2009 to 10,933 in 2013. This was largely due to an increase in deaths due to Dementia (F01, F03), which increased from 5,839 in 2009 to 7,603 in 2013.
Dementia and Alzheimer disease accounted for 10,933 deaths or 7.4% of all deaths of Australians. The sex ratio for deaths due to this cause was 50 male deaths per 100 female deaths. Table 2.5 shows the total number of deaths by sex due to Dementia and Alzheimer disease from 2009-2013.
Footnote(s): 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: 2006-2011 (final), 2012 (revised), 2013 (preliminary). See Explanatory Notes 52-54 and Technical Notes, Causes of Death Revisions, 2006 in Causes of Death, Australia, 2010 (cat. 3303.0) and Causes of Death Revisions, 2011 and 2012 in this publication.
Source(s): Dementia and Alzheimer, Ischaemic heart and Cerebrovascular diseases, Proportion of Deaths, 2009-2013-Dementia and Alzheimer, Ischaemic heart and Cerebrovascular diseases, Proportions of Deaths, 2009-2013
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