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NM-IBIS General Causes of Infant Death

In order-provide a consistent grouping and ranking standard, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) prepared a List of 130 Selected Causes of Infant Death. Seventy-one causes on that list were designated as eligible-be ranked as leading causes of infant death (List of 71 Rankable Causes of Death). NM-IBIS also uses a General Causes of Infant Death that combines some of the more prevalent causes from the list of 71 causes and classifies rare and unrankable causes into a residual group for ease of use and tabulation. For more information about the NCHS rankings see Cause of Death Ranking on the NCHS website.

A full list of ICD codes is available at

Cause of Death ICD-10 Codes
1 Medical Conditions A00-N98
2 Perinatal Conditions P00-P96
3 Congenital Malformations Q00-Q99
4 Sudden, Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) R95, R99, W75
5 Unintentional and Accidental Injury V01-V99, W00-W74, X00-X39, X50-X57, X58-X59, Y85-Y86
6 Assault and Homicide U01, X85-Y09
7 Other Injury Causes X60-X84, Y10-Y36, Y87-Y89, Y70-Y84
8 Other and Undetermined Causes Y90-Y91, R00-R94
9 All Other Causes

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Content updated: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:06:29 MDT