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NT Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee annual report 2009-2010



NT Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee annual report 2009-2010


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Page 29 Chapter 5 Child Deaths in the Northern Territory 2006-2009 As noted in Chapter 3, the current report of the CDRPC focuses on the presentation of child deaths data for the 2009 calendar year. In order to provide some context, child deaths data for the years 2006, 2007 and 2008 are also presented. The current report relies on data obtained from the NT BDM Registry, as well as from the Territory Coroner and health facilities both interstate and intrastate. Last years report provided only basic child death statistics for the NT. In addition to those statistics this report provides further statistics on causes of death and underlying causes of death. As previously mentioned, the figures reported in last years Annual Report have been reviewed and updated. The main causes of these changes were due to the reporting of child deaths when the child was not an NT resident and registration of deaths indicated the incorrect year. Figure 4: NT Child Deaths in 2009 <1 year 1-4 years 5-9 years 10-14 years 15-17 years 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 1 N u m b e r o f D e a th s Table 4: NT Child Deaths in 2009 Year of Death <1 year 1-4 years 5-9 years 10-14 years 15-17 years Total 2009 26 7 4 6 3 46 There were 46 infant and child deaths registered in 2009. Of these deaths, 26 (57%) occurred during infancy (the first 12 months) with the remainder distributed across the 1-17 year age range.

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