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Cause of Death Definitions

All Causes of Death

All causes of death includes the causes of death listed below and any other cause of death not listed in this list.

Accidents & Adverse Effects

The causes of death that are included in this group are the following ICD 10 codes (V01-X59, Y85-Y86):

  • Pedestrian injured in transport accident (V01-V09)
  • Pedal cyclist injured in transport accident (V10-V19)
  • Motorcycle rider injured in transport accident (V20-V29)
  • Occupant of three-wheeled motor vehicle injured in transport accident (V30-V39)
  • Car occupant injured in transport accident (V40-V49)
  • Occupant of pick-up truck or van injured in transport accident (V50-V59)
  • Occupant of heavy transport vehicle injured in transport accident (V60-V69)
  • Bus occupant injured in transport accident (V70-V79)
  • Other land transport accidents (V80-V89)
  • Water transport accidents (V90-V94)
  • Air and space transport accidents (V95-V97)
  • Other and unspecified transport accidents (V98-V99)
  • Falls (W00-W19)
  • Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces (W20-W49)
  • Exposure to animate mechanical forces (W50-W64)
  • Accidental drowning and submersion (W65-W74)
  • Other accidental threats to breathing (W75-W84)
  • Exposure to electric current, radiation and extreme ambient air temperature and pressure (W85-W99)
  • Exposure to smoke, fire and flames (X00-X09)
  • Contact with heat and hot substances (X10-X19)
  • Contact with venomous animals and plants (X20-X29)
  • Exposure to forces of nature (X30-X39)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to noxious substances (X40-X49)
  • Overexertion, travel and privation (X50-X57)
  • Accidental exposure to other and unspecified factors (X58-X59)
  • Sequelae of transport accidents (Y85)
  • Sequelae of other accidents (Y86)

Alzheimer's Disease

The causes of death that are included in this group are the following ICD 10 codes (G30):

  • Alzheimer's Disease (G30)

Cancer

The causes of death that are included in this group are the following ICD 10 codes (C00-C97):

  • Malignant neoplasms (C00-C97)

Cerebrovascular Diseases

The causes of death that are included in this group are the following ICD 10 codes (I60-I69):

  • Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69)
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage (I60)
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage (I61)
  • Other nontraumatic intracranial hemorrhage (I62)
  • Cerebral infarction (I63)
  • Stroke, not specified as hemorrhage or infarction (I64)
  • Other cerebrovascular diseases (I67)
  • Sequelae of cerebrovascular disease (I69)

Chronic Liver Disease & Cirrhosis

The causes of death that are included in this group are the following ICD 10 codes (K70, K73-K74):

  • Alcoholic liver disease (K70)
  • Chronic hepatitis, not elsewhere classified (K73)
  • Fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver (K74)

Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease

The causes of death that are included in this group are the following ICD 10 codes (J40-J47):

  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47)
  • Bronchitis, not specified as acute or chronic (J40)
  • Simple and mucopurulent chronic bronchitis (J41)
  • Unspecified chronic bronchitis (J42)
  • Emphysema (J43)
  • Other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (J44)
  • Asthma (J45)
  • Status asthmaticus (J46)
  • Bronchiectasis (J47)

Diabetes Mellitus

The causes of death that are included in this group are the following ICD 10 codes (E10-E14):

  • Diabetes mellitus (E10-E14)
  • Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (E10)
  • Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (E11)
  • Malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus (E12)
  • Other specified diabetes mellitus (E13)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus (E14)

Heart Disease

The causes of death that are included in this group are the following ICD 10 codes (I00-I09, I11, I13, I20-I51):

  • Acute rheumatic fever (I00-I02)
  • Chronic rheumatic heart diseases (I05-I09)
  • Hypertensive heart disease (I11)
  • Hypertensive heart and renal disease (I13)
  • Ischemic heart diseases (I20-I25)
  • Pulmonary heart disease and diseases of pulmonary circulation (I26-I28)
  • Other forms of heart disease (I30-I51)

Homicide & Legal Intervention

The causes of death that are included in this group are the following ICD 10 codes (U01-U02, X85-Y09, Y35, Y87.1, Y89.0):

  • Terrorism (homicide) (U01)
  • Sequelae of terrorism (homicide) (U02)
  • Assault (homicide) (X85-Y09)
  • Legal intervention (Y35)
  • Sequelae of assault (Y87.1)
  • Sequelae of legal intervention (Y89.0)

Kidney Disease (Nephritis & Nephrosis)

The causes of death that are included in this group are the following ICD 10 codes (N00-N07, N17-N19, N25-N27):

  • Glomerular diseases (N00-N07)
  • Renal failure (N17-N19)
  • Disorders resulting from impaired renal tubular function (N25)
  • Unspecified contracted kidney (N26)
  • Small kidney of unknown cause (N27)

Pneumonia & Influenza

The causes of death that are included in this group are the following ICD 10 codes (J09-J18):

  • Influenza and pneumonia (J09-J18)
  • Influenza due to certain identified influenza virus (title modified in 2009) (J09)
  • Influenza due to identified influenza virus (J10)
  • Influenza, virus not identified (J11)
  • Viral pneumonia, not elsewhere classified (J12)
  • Pneumonia due to Streptococcus pneumoniae (J13)
  • Pneumonia due to Hemophilus influenzae (J14)
  • Bacterial pneumonia, not elsewhere classified (J15)
  • Pneumonia due to other infectious organisms, not elsewhere classified (J16)
  • Pneumonia, organism unspecified (J18)

Septicemia

The causes of death that are included in this group are the following ICD 10 codes (A40-A41):

  • Streptococcal septicemia (A40)
  • Other septicemia (A41)

Suicide & Self-Inflicted Injury

The causes of death that are included in this group are the following ICD 10 codes (U03, X60-X84, Y87.0):

  • Terrorism (suicide) (U03)
  • Intentional self-harm (X60-X84)
  • Sequelae of intentional self-harm (Y87.0)

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