Annual Report 2020-2021, Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee, Office of the Coroner
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Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee Annual Report 2020-21 Underlying cause of death by ICD-10 chapter and usual residence, NT, 2016-2020 Table 16: Underlying cause of death by ICD-10 chapter and usual residence, NT, 2016-2020 ICD-10-AM Chapter Descriptions Greater Darwin Rest of NT Certain infectious and parasitic diseases 1 11 Neoplasms 5 3 Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases 0 1 Diseases of the nervous system 2 2 Diseases of the circulatory system 1 1 Diseases of the respiratory system 2 3 Disease of the digestive system 0 1 Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period 25 61 Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 15 12 Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified 8 4 External causes of morbidity and mortality 15 30 Awaiting coronial findings and/or cause of death* 3 4 Total 77 133 Source: NT Child Deaths Register *includes 7 deaths which are still open coronial cases Of the 210 child deaths recorded, (n=133, 63.3%) were from the Rest of the NT. The leading cause of death in Greater Darwin was certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (n=25, 32.5%) and in the Rest of NT was certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (n=61, 45.9%). 31
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