3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2009 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 2009 accounted for 4.2% of all registered deaths. Total deaths due to these underlying causes have increased gradually over the last ten years, from 4,157 in 2000 to 5,867 in 2009. The proportion of all deaths due to these causes has also increased over the same period, ranging from 3.2% in 2000 to 4.2% in 2009. The median age at death from these causes was 81.0 years, which was comparable with the median age of 80.8 years for all deaths in 2009.

Diabetes (E10-E14) was the underlying cause of 4,170 deaths. 2009 had the highest number and proportion of deaths resulting from diabetes over the past ten years. The proportion of all deaths represented by this cause increased from 2.3% (3,006 deaths), to 3.0% of all deaths over this period.

Obesity (E66) accounted for a total of 215 deaths in 2009. The overall median age at death due to obesity as the underlying cause was 61.1 years, which was 19.7 years less than the median age for all deaths. At 55.6 years for males and 65.5 years for females, the median age at death resulting from obesity for males was almost 10 years lower than it was for females.

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