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Table 3 Distribution of causes of death with associated characteristics of overall disability score (DISAB) and duration of survival

From: Survival and mortality in cerebral palsy: observations to the sixth decade from a data linkage study of a total population register and National Death Index

Coded Cause of death Total % (N) Mean DISAB(sd) Median DISAB N with missing DISAB Mean age of death years (sd) Median age of death, years Range of age of death, years
Respiratory 56.8 (187) 9.3 (1.9) 10 2 15.0 (12.6) 12.1 1.0, 55.6
No sufficient immediate cause coded 7.3 (24) 8.3 (3.0) 9.5 0 23.7 (16.8) 21.1 1.0, 50.8
Status epilepticus 6.7 (22) 7.4 (2.5) 7.5 0 9.4 (9.2) 6.1 1.3, 36.8
Accident/trauma 6.4 (21) 6.1 (2.4) 6 0 22.5 (14.1) 21.3 2.5, 54.6
Non-respiratory infection 4.9 (16) 8.5 (2.7) 10 1 16.6 (15.9) 11.5 1.3, 53.6
Cancer 4.0 (13) 6.1 (2.35) 6 0 37.7 (14.5) 36.6 18.9, 57.2
Circulatory disease 3.6 (12) 7.5 (2.4) 7 1 28.4 (17.9) 24.0 2.4, 55.1
Major organ failure 3.0 (10) 6.5 (2.8) 6 0 26.8 (16.5) 25.9 4.1, 49.9
> 1 sufficient cause 3.0 (10) 8.6 (2.9) 9 1 23.2 (6.3) 25.0 1.8, 51.2
Miscellaneous 2.7 (9) 9.6 (1.8) 10 0 15.5 (9.8) 14.0 5.5, 37.7
Birth defects 1.5 (5) 7.4 (3.6) 9 0 14.6 (18.2) 5.5 2.0, 45.3
Total with cause 100 (329) 8.6 (2.4) 9 5 17.8 (14.7) 14.3 1.0, 57.2
  N       
Unknown cause 107 8.1 (2.6) 9 85 11.6 (10.2) 7.9 1.0, 39.8
Total deaths 436 8.5 (2.5) 9 90 16.3 (14.0) 12.5 1.0, 57.2
      Mean age at census Median age at census Age range at census
Survivors 2749 4.6 (2.5) 4 111 25.6 (15.0) 23.4 2.1, 58.1