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Annual Report 2020-2021, Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee, Office of the Coroner

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Title

Annual Report 2020-2021, Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee, Office of the Coroner

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Tabled Paper 430

Collection

Tabled Papers for 14th Assembly 2020 -; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2021-11-30

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Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

Publisher name

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Darwin

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application/pdf

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/851053

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/851054

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Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee Annual Report 2020-21 Child deaths in the NT, 2016-2020 Chapters 3 and 4 provide data on the deaths of children whose usual place of residence is the NT. The data for 2020 is current but it is important to view data aggregated over five years when determining trends or interpreting changes. 2020 snapshot 46 deaths of children whose usual place of residence is in the NT. 26 (56.5%) were male; 19 (41.3%) were female; and 1 (2.2%) was unknown 23 (50%) were Aboriginal; and 23 (50%) were nonAboriginal 25 (54.3%) were from outside the Greater Darwin area. 29 (63%) of the 46 were infant deaths; 4 (9%) were 1 to 4 years old, 4 (9%) was 5 to 9 year olds, 3 (6%) were 10-14 years old and 6 (13%) were 15-17 years old. Of the 29 infant deaths, 10 (34.5%) were female, 18 (62.1%) were male and 1 (3.4%) was unknown; 12 (41.4%) were Aboriginal and 17 (58.6%) were nonAboriginal. Of the 29 infant deaths, 24 (82.7%) were neonatal (under 1 month old) deaths, of which 9 (37.5%) were Aboriginal and 15 (62.5%) were non-Aboriginal. In addition, 32 stillbirths were registered as having occurred in the NT. 14 (43.8%) were female, 13 (40.6%) were male and 5 (15.6%) were unknown; 16 (50%) were Aboriginal and 16 (50%) were nonAboriginal. There were 56 perinatal (32 stillbirths + 24 neonatal) deaths registered in the NT: 25 (44.6%) were Aboriginal and 31 (55.4%) were non-Aboriginal. 2016-2020 aggregated snapshot 210 deaths of children whose usual place of residence is in the NT. 84 (40%) were female, 121 (57.6%) were male and 5 (2.4%) was unknown; 135 (64.3%) were Aboriginal and 75 (35.7%) were non-Aboriginal 133 (63.3%) were from outside the urban Greater Darwin area. 137 (65.2%) were infants, 18 (8.6%) were 1 to 4 years old, 14 (6.7%) were 5 to 9 years old, 12 (5.7%) were 10 to 14 years old and 29 (13.8%) were 15 to 17 years old. Of the 137 infant deaths, 57 (41.6%) were females, 75 (54.7%) were males and 5 (3.6%) were unknown; 88 (64.2%) were Aboriginal and 49 (35.8%) nonAboriginal. Of the 137 infant deaths, 104 (75.9%) were neonates (under one month of age), of which 65 (62.5%) were Aboriginal and 39 (37.5%) were non-Aboriginal. In addition, 176 stillbirths were registered in the NT: 93 (52.8%) were male, 75 (42.6%) were female and 8 (4.5%) were unknown; 90 (51.1%) were nonAboriginal and 86 (48.9%) were Aboriginal. There were 280 perinatal (176 stillbirths + 104 neonatal) deaths registered in the NT, 151 (54%) were Aboriginal and 129 (46%) were non-Aboriginal. 210 child deaths between 2016-2020 46 deaths in 2020 32 stillbirths in 2020 9


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