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Main disease/condition causing death

Data Item category

Perinatal mortality

Collections containing the item

Data definitions

NCIS: Diagnosis or diagnoses relevant to the death of the deceased, based on the autopsy report.
NPDC: Fetal/baby cause of death - main condition in fetus/baby as represented by an ICD-10-AM code. Deaths Registration Collections VIC, TAS: Disease/condition leading directly to death (specify disease, injury or condition which lead directly to death, not only the mode of dying such as heart or respiratory failure). WA: Disease, injury or complication leading directly to death - not only the mode of dying, such as heart or respiratory failure etc. Morbid conditions, if any, giving rise to the above cause, stating the underlying condition last. QLD: The main disease or condition' is the pathological condition which, in the opinion of the doctor, made the greatest contribution to the death of the fetus or infant. NSW PMC: Cause of death as recorded on death certificate (free text). QLD PMC: Cause of death as recorded on Medical certificate. SA PMC: Main cause in child, secondary cause in child, multiple cause in child. ACT PMC: Immediate cause of death in ICD-10-AM code.

Additional information

NSW and TAS PMC also collect PSANZ perinatal death classification. Birth and Death Registration Collections collect this item for stillbirths (Birth Register) and neonatal deaths (Death register).

Related items

Classification of death;
Immediate cause of death;
Other cause of death;
Underlying cause of death;
Main maternal condition

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