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

Details:

Title

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

Collection

The Children's Commissioner Northern Territory reports; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2010

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

Date:2010

Language

English

Subject

Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Death -- Causes -- Statistics -- Periodicals; Children and death -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory

Place of publication

Casuarina

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/236802

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/640686

Page content

Page 37 Figure 9: NT Underlying Causes of Child Deaths by Classification Grouping 20062009 Aggregate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 1. Ci rc ula to ry 2. Co ng en ita l 3. Nu tri tio na l 4. Ex te rn al 5. Illde fin ed 6. In fe cti ou s 7. In jur y 8. Ne op las m s 9. Ne rv ou s 10 . P er ina ta l 11 . R es pir at or y N um be r of D ea th s Key to Categories: 1. Circulatory System; 2. Congenital Malformations; 3. Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases; 4. External Causes; 5. Ill-defined Systems and Signs; 6. Infectious and Parasitic Diseases; 7. Injury and Poisoning; 8. Neoplasms; 9. Nervous System; 10. Perinatal Conditions; 11. Respiratory System. Table 10: NT Underlying Causes of Child Deaths by Classification Grouping 20062009 Aggregate 2006 2007 2008 2009 Total 1. Circulatory 2 7 9 2. Congenital 7 6 4 7 24 3. Nutritional 1 1 2 4. External 13 16 19 6 54 5. Ill-defined 7 2 6 10 25 6. Infectious 2 3 2 7 7. Injury 1 1 8. Neoplasms 2 2 1 5 9. Nervous 2 1 4 7 10. Perinatal 15 19 16 15 65 11. Respiratory 1 2 2 5 Total 49 54 55 46 204 The UCOD figures clearly establish that one of the leading underlying causes of death is from External Causes that include events such as transport accidents, intentional self-harm, accidental poisoning, interaction with dangerous animals or creatures and drowning, whilst the leading underlying causes of death are Perinatal Conditions which includes events such as complications during pregnancy, birth or labour, disorders relating to gestation, respiratory, digestive, infection and circulatory system of a fetus or newborn or infection. This latter grouping has a clear correlation to the high number of infant deaths that occur


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