Deaths

Bronchiectasis-related deaths

In 2016, there were 869 deaths where bronchiectasis was recorded as either the underlying (381) or an associated (488) cause of death.

Between 2006 to 2016, where bronchiectasis was identified as the underlying cause of death, the death rate fluctuated from 1.0 to 1.4 deaths per 100,000 population (Figure 1).The male death rate fluctuated over the same period, from 0.7 to 1.1 deaths per 100,000 population. The female death rate fluctuated over the period 2006 to 2014 and then remained stable at 1.6 deaths per 100,000 population.

Figure 1: Rate of death where bronchiectasis was the underlying cause by sex, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1 shows that the rate of death where bronchiectasis was the underlying cause fluctuated over the period 2006 to 2016 for males and females.

Notes:

  1. Rates are age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population at 30 June 2001.
  2. Year refers to year of registration of death. Deaths registered in 2013 and earlier are based on the final version of cause of death data, deaths registered in 2014 are based on the revised version and deaths registered in 2015 and 2016 are based on the preliminary version; revised and preliminary versions are subject to further revision by the ABS.
  3. Bronchiectasis was classified according to the International Classification of Disease, 10th revision (ICD-10) code J47.

Source: AIHW National Mortality Database (Data table 3).

Deaths due to bronchiectasis as an underlying cause are more common in people aged 60 and over. In 2016, 92 per cent of bronchiectasis deaths were accounted for by those aged 60 and over.

The death rate due to bronchiectasis as an underlying cause also fluctuated for people aged 60 years and over during 2006–2016, from 5.6 to 7.0 deaths per 100,000 population, peaking to 7.6 deaths per 100,000 population in 2015 (Figure 2).

Figure 2: Rate of death where bronchiectasis was the underlying cause, people aged 60 and over, by sex, 2006 to 2016

Figure 2 shows that for people aged 60 years and over, the rate of death where bronchiectasis was the underlying cause fluctuated over the period 2006 to 2016.

Notes:

  1. Rates are age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population at 30 June 2001.
  2. Year refers to year of registration of death. Deaths registered in 2013 and earlier are based on the final version of cause of death data, deaths registered in 2014 are based on the revised version and deaths registered in 2015 and 2016 are based on the preliminary version; revised and preliminary versions are subject to further revision by the ABS.
  3. Bronchiectasis was classified according to the International Classification of Disease, 10th revision (ICD-10) code J47.

Source: AIHW National Mortality Database (Data table 4).