An underlying cause of death
code was selected for each case based on the 10th Revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD10).
dagger][dagger][dagger]) Five (29%) decedents had the underlying cause of death
coded as X42 (accidental poisoning by and exposure to narcotics and psychodysleptics [hallucinogens], not elsewhere classified; n = 1) or X44 (accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances; n = 4).
The ICD-10 instruction volume includes a series of rules and guidelines to standardise selection of the underlying cause of death
to support international comparability of reported mortality data.
The aim of this training is to highlight the international guideline for medical certification and reporting of the underlying cause of death
on the death notification form.
The report stated: "Figures for recent years show a large decrease in the number and rate of deaths where C difficile was the underlying cause of death
or was mentioned anywhere on the death certificate among both males and females.
dagger]) Proportion of decedents with each selected pneumoconiosis who had mycosis coded as the underlying cause of death
or as a contributing cause of death on the entity axis compared with the analogous proportion of pulmonary mycosis decedents without any mention of a selected pneumoconiosis as underlying cause of death
or a contributing cause of death on the entity axis (all other deaths).
The coroner said the underlying cause of death
was morphine intoxication.
Deaths due to injury require some manual intervention, where additional external cause information, such as that available from coroners' and police reports, may be consulted to assist in the coding of the cause of an injury as the underlying cause of death
According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2003 there were 1,748 mentions of C diff on death certificates in the UK, of which 934 noted the infection as the underlying cause of death
CDC WONDER queries were used to generate the number of deaths with Alzheimer's reported as the underlying cause of death
, along with unadjusted and age-adjusted death rates with 95% confidence intervals and standard errors for groups defined by characteristics including year, sex, age group ([less than or equal to] 64, 65-74, 75-84, and [greater than or equal to] 85 years), race/ ethnicity (non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Hispanic), urban-rural classification, state, and county.
According to the latest statistical release, HIV is the 9th leading underlying cause of death
in the country.
Cases where it was the underlying cause of death
fell 54% to 273 from 2007 to 2008, said the Office for National Statistics.