3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2010 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Underlying Cause of Death by Selected ICD-10 Chapters >> Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases (E00-E90)


Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E90) in 2010 accounted for 4.0% of all registered deaths. Total deaths due to these underlying causes have increased gradually over the last ten years, from 4,314 in 2001 to 5,704 in 2010. The proportion of all deaths due to these causes has also increased over the same period ranging from 3.3% in 2001 to 4.0% in 2010. The median age at death from these causes was 81.7 years, which was comparable with the median age of 81.2 years for all deaths in 2010.

Diabetes (E10-E14) was the underlying cause of death for 3,945 people, or 2.7% of all deaths. The proportion of all deaths represented by this cause increased from 2.4% (3,078) in 2001 to 2.7% (3,945) in 2010.

Obesity (E66) accounted for a total of 221 deaths in 2010. The overall median age at death due to obesity as the underlying cause was 61.6 years, which was 19.6 years less than the median age for all deaths. The median age at death was approximately 4 years lower for males (59.9 years) than females (64.0 years).

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