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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

Other title

Tabled Paper 430

Collection

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

Date

2021-11-30

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Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

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

Parent handle

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

Citation address

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

Page content

Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee Annual Report 2020-21 Underlying cause of death by ICD-10 chapter and age group, NT, 2016-2020 The largest number of deaths in children aged less than 1 year was from conditions originating in the perinatal period (n=86, 62.8%) followed by congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (n=24, 17.6%). For all other age groups, the leading cause of death was external causes. As previously stated under Table 15 external causes includes motor vehicle accidents, drownings and intentional self-harm which are potentially preventable causes of death. Table 17: Underlying cause of death by ICD-10 chapter and age group, NT, 2016-2020 ICD-10-AM Chapter Descriptions < 1 year 1 - 4 years 5 - 9 years 10 - 14 years 15 - 17 years Certain infectious and parasitic diseases 5 5 1 0 1 Neoplasms 2 0 3 1 2 Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases 0 1 0 0 0 Diseases of the nervous system 1 1 0 0 2 Diseases of the circulatory system 1 0 0 0 1 Diseases of the respiratory system 3 1 1 0 0 Disease of the digestive system 0 1 0 0 0 Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period 86 0 0 0 0 Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 24 1 1 0 1 Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified 12 0 0 0 0 External causes of morbidity and mortality 2 7 7 10 19 Awaiting coronial findings and/or cause of death* 1 1 1 1 3 Total 137 18 14 12 29 Source: NT Child Deaths Register Proportions may differ from last years report due to updated numbers, late registration etc. *includes 7 deaths which are still open coronial cases 33


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