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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 40 occupants who were not driving. A further six were pedestrians or non-occupants while only three were drivers of the vehicle. Over the four year aggregated period External Causes, and particularly self-harming events and transport accidents (which combined contribute to 38% of the deaths in this age group), are substantially higher than any other type of UCOD for the age group 1-17. The NT has a death rate for intentional self-harm that far exceeds the national average figure that suggests the need for preventative action. Chapter 6 of this Report explores this issue in more depth. Figure 12: NT Causes of Child Deaths by Classification Grouping 20062009 Aggregate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 1. Bl oo d 2. Un de te rm ine d 3. Ci rc ula to ry 4. Co ng en ita l 5. Di ge sti ve 6. Ge nit ou rin ar y 7. Illde fin ed 8. In fe cti ou s 9. In jur y 10 . M ult ipl e Ca us es 11 . N eo pla sm s 12 . N er vo us 13 . P er ina ta l 14 . R es pir at or y N um be r of D ea th s 2006-2009 Key to Categories: 1. Blood diseases and disorders involving the immune mechanism; 2. Cause of death not determined; 3. Circulatory system; 4. Congenital Malformations; 5. Digestive System; 6. Genitourinary System; 7. Ill-defined Systems and Signs; 8. Infectious and Parasitic Diseases; 9. Injury and Poisoning; 10. Multiple Causes of Death; 11. Neoplasms; 12. Nervous System; 13. Perinatal Conditions; 14. Respiratory System. Table 13: NT Causes of Child Deaths by Classification Grouping 20062009 Aggregate 2006 2007 2008 2009 Total 1. Blood 1 1 2. Undetermined 1 1 8 10 3. Circulatory 3 7 1 11 4. Congenital 4 6 2 2 14 5. Digestive 2 2 6. Genitourinary 1 1 7. Ill-defined 9 3 6 3 21 8. Infectious 1 1 1 3 9. Injury 9 12 14 4 39 10. Multiple Causes 4 3 6 6 19 11. Neoplasms 2 1 3 12. Nervous 1 1 13. Perinatal 15 17 17 15 64 14. Respiratory 3 4 4 4 15 Total 49 54 55 46 204


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