Motor Neurone Disease: MND Statistics In Australia And Internationally
It is believed that deaths attributed to MND are much higher then recorded, as many deaths are recorded as respiratory failure rather than MND.
Between 2000 to 2007, the number of Australians who died from MND increased by 30% (from 457 to 594 per year). Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2011.
It is believed that deaths attributed to MND are much higher than recorded, as many deaths are recorded as respiratory failure rather than MND.
There is some debate about the accuracy of these figures. MND causes death by means, such as, respiratory failure, pneumonia etc. These other secondary causes may be listed as the cause of death rather than MND on the death certificates.
• 595 Australians died from MND
• There werer 611 deaths attributed
• There were 596 Australians who died of MND
(Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Causes of Death)
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