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NCHS 113 Causes of Death

For use with Mortality, Inpatient Hospital and ED query systems

In order to provide a consistent ranking standard the NCHS (National Center for Health Statistics) prepared a list of 113 selected causes of death. The NCHS 50 leading causes of death are taken from the list of 113. For more information about the NCHS rankings see Cause of Death Ranking on the NCHS website. For ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes with mortality comparability ratios, see http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr49/nvsr49_03.pdf , page 33.

Code List

The IBIS system uses these selected causes of death in the Mortality Query Module. The same codes are also used in the Hospital and Emergency Department module to provide a means of comparison.
Cause of Death ICD-9 Codes ICD-10 Codes Note
1 Salmonella infections 002-003 A01-A02
2 Shigellosis and amebiasis 004, 006 A03, A06
3 Certain other intestinal infections 007-009 A04, A07-A09
4 Respiratory tuberculosis 010-012 A16 The ICD10cm code A15 is used for hospital and emergency department data
5 Other tuberculosis 013-018 A17-A19
6 Whooping cough 033 A37
7 Scarlet fever and erysipelas 034.1-035 A38, A46
8 Meningococcal infection 036 A39
9 Septicemia 038 A40-A41
10 Syphilis 090-097 A50-A53
11 Acute poliomyelitis 045 A80
12 Arthropod-borne viral encephalitis 062-064 A83-A84, A85.2
13 Measles 055 B05
14 Viral hepatitis 070 B15-B19
15 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease 042-044 B20-B24
16 Malaria 084 B50-B54
17 Other and unspecified infectious and parasitic diseases and their sequelae 001, 005, 020-032, 037, 039-041, 046-054, 056-061, 065-066, 071-083, 085-088, 098-134, 136-139, 771.3 A00, A05, A20-A36, A42-A44, A48-A49, A54-A79, A81-A82, A85.0-A85.1, A85.8, A86-B04, B06-B09, B25-B49, B55-B99
18 Malignant neoplasms of lip, oral cavity and pharynx 140-149 C00-C14
19 Malignant neoplasm of esophagus 150 C15
20 Malignant neoplasm of stomach 151 C16
21 Malignant neoplasms of colon, rectum and anus 153-154 C18-C21
22 Malignant neoplasms of liver and intrahepatic bile ducts 155 C22
23 Malignant neoplasm of pancreas 157 C25
24 Malignant neoplasm of larynx 161 C32
25 Malignant neoplasms of trachea, bronchus and lung 162 C33-C34
26 Malignant melanoma of skin 172 C43
27 Malignant neoplasm of breast 174-175 C50
28 Malignant neoplasm of cervix uteri 180 C53
29 Malignant neoplasms of corpus uteri and uterus, part unspecified 179, 182 C54-C55
30 Malignant neoplasm of ovary 183.0 C56
31 Malignant neoplasm of prostate 185 C61
32 Malignant neoplasms of kidney and renal pelvis 189.0, 189.1 C64-C65
33 Malignant neoplasm of bladder 188 C67
34 Malignant neoplasms of meninges, brain and other parts of central nervous system 191-192 C70-C72
35 Hodgkin's disease 201 C81
36 Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 200, 202 C82-C85
37 Leukemia 204-208 C91-C95
38 Multiple myeloma and immunoproliferative neoplasms 203 C88, C90
39 Other and unspecified malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue --- C96
40 All other and unspecified malignant neoplasms 152, 156, 158-160, 163-171, 173, 181, 183.2-184, 186-187, 189.2-190, 193-199 C17, C23-C24, C26-C31, C37-C41, C44-C49, C51-C52, C57-C60, C62-C63, C66, C68-C69, C73-C80, C97
41 In situ neoplasms, benign neoplasms and neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behavior 210-239 D00-D48
42 Anemias 280-285 D50-D64
43 Diabetes mellitus 250 E10-E14
44 Malnutrition 260-263 E40-E46
45 Other nutritional deficiencies 264-269 E50-E64
46 Meningitis 320-322 G00, G03
47 Parkinson's disease 332 G20-G21
48 Alzheimer's disease 331.0 G30
49 Acute rheumatic fever and chronic rheumatic heart diseases 390-398 I00-I09
50 Hypertensive heart disease 402 I11
51 Hypertensive heart and renal disease 404 I13
52 Acute myocardial infarction 410 I21-I22
53 Other acute ischemic heart diseases 411 I24
54 Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described 429.2 I25.0
55 All other forms of chronic ischemic heart disease 412-414 I20, I25.1-I25.9
56 Acute and subacute endocarditis 421 I33
57 Diseases of pericardium and acute myocarditis 420, 422-423 I30-I31, I40
58 Heart failure 428 I50
59 All other forms of heart disease 415-417, 424-427, 429.0-429.1, 429.3-429.9 I26-I28, I34-I38, I42-I49, I51
60 Essential (primary) hypertension and hypertensive renal disease 401, 403 I10, I12
61 Cerebrovascular diseases 430-434, 436-438 I60-I69 435:transient cerebral ischemia
62 Atherosclerosis 440 I70
63 Aortic aneurysm and dissection 441 I71
64 Other diseases of arteries, arterioles and capillaries 442-448 I72-I78
65 Other disorders of circulatory system 451-459 I80-I99
66 Influenza 487 J09-J11 J09 (Influenza due to certain identified influenza viruses) was added to the set of codes for influenza after 2000
67 Pneumonia 480-486 J12-J18
68 Acute bronchitis and bronchiolitis 466 J20-J21
69 Unspecified acute lower respiratory infection --- J22, U04 Code U04 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, SARS) was added to the mortality ICD10 codes after 2000 but in ICD10cm the code is J12.81.
70 Bronchitis, chronic and unspecified 490-491 J40-J42
71 Emphysema 492 J43
72 Asthma 493 J45-J46
73 Other chronic lower respiratory diseases 494, 496 J44, J47
74 Pneumoconioses and chemical effects 500-506 J60-J66, J68
75 Pneumonitis due to solids and liquids 507 J69
76 Other diseases of respiratory system 034.0, 460-465, 470-478, 495, 508-519 J00-J06, J30-J39, J67, J70-J98
77 Peptic ulcer 531-534 K25-K28 534:Gastrojejunal ulcer
78 Diseases of appendix 540-543 K35-K38
79 Hernia 550-553 K40-K46 560:intestinal obstruction without mention of hernia
80 Alcoholic liver disease 571.0-571.3 K70
81 Other chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 571.4-571.9 K73-K74
82 Cholelithiasis and other disorders of gallbladder 574-575 K80-K82
83 Acute and rapidly progressive nephritic and nephrotic syndrome 580-581 N00-N01, N04
84 Chronic glomerulonephritis, nephritis and nephritis not specified as acute or chronic, and renal sclerosis unspecified 582-583, 587 N02-N03, N05-N07, N26
85 Renal failure 584-586 N17-N19
86 Other disorders of kidney 588-589 N25, N27
87 Infections of kidney 590 N10-N12, N13.6, N15.1
88 Hyperplasia of prostate 600 N40
89 Inflammatory diseases of female pelvic organs 614-616 N70-N76
90 Pregnancy with abortive outcome 630-639 O00-O07
91 Other complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium 640-676 O10-O99
92 Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period 760-771.2, 771.4-779 P00-P96 771.3:tetanus neonatorum
93 Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 740-759 Q00-Q99
94 Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified 780-799 R00-R99
95 All other diseases (Residual) Residual Residual
96 Motor vehicle crash E810-E825 V02-V04, V09.0, V09.2, V12-V14, V19.0-V19.2, V19.4-V19.6, V20-V79, V80.3-V80.5, V81.0-V81.1, V82.0-V82.1, V83-V86, V87.0-V87.8, V88.0-V88.8, V89.0, V89.2 See the ICD9 and ICD10cm injury matrices for hospital and emergency department injury codes.
97 Unintentional injury: Other land transport E800-E807, E826-E829 V01, V05-V06, V09.1, V09.3-V09.9, V10-V11, V15-V18, V19.3, V19.8-V19.9, V80.0-V80.2, V80.6-V80.9, V81.2-V81.9, V82.2-V82.9, V87.9, V88.9, V89.1, V89.3, V89.9 See the ICD9 and ICD10cm injury matrices for hospital and emergency department injury codes.
98 Unintentional injury: Water, air and space, and other transport E830-E848, E929.0, E929.1 V90-V99, Y85 See the ICD9 and ICD10cm injury matrices for hospital and emergency department injury codes.
99 Falls E880-E888 W00-W19 See the ICD9 and ICD10cm injury matrices for hospital and emergency department injury codes.
100 Accidental discharge of firearms E922 W32-W34 See the ICD9 and ICD10cm injury matrices for hospital and emergency department injury codes.
101 Accidental drowning and submersion E910 W65-W74 See the ICD9 and ICD10cm injury matrices for hospital and emergency department injury codes.
102 Accidental exposure to smoke, fire and flames E890-E899 X00-X09 See the ICD9 and ICD10cm injury matrices for hospital and emergency department injury codes.
103 Accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances E850-E869, E924.1 X40-X49 See the ICD9 and ICD10cm injury matrices for hospital and emergency department injury codes.
104 Other and unspecified nontransport accidents and their sequelae E900-E909, E911-E921, E923-E924.0, E924.8-E928, E929.2-E929.9 W20-W31, W35-W64, W75-W99, X10-X39, X50-X59, Y86 See the ICD9 and ICD10cm injury matrices for hospital and emergency department injury codes.
105 Intentional self-harm (suicide) by discharge of firearms E955.0-E955.4 X72-X74 See the ICD9 and ICD10cm injury matrices for hospital and emergency department injury codes.
106 Intentional self-harm (suicide) by other and unspecified means and their sequelae E950-E954, E955.5-E959 X60-X71, X75-X84, Y87.0, U03 U03 added 10/2005. See the ICD9 and ICD10cm injury matrices for hospital and emergency department injury codes.
107 Assault (homicide) by discharge of firearms E965.0-E965.4, E979.4 X93-X95, U01.4 U01.4, E979.4 added 10/2005. See the ICD9 and ICD10cm injury matrices for hospital and emergency department injury codes.
108 Assault (homicide) by other and unspecified means and their sequelae E960-E964, E965.5-E969, E979.0-E979.3, E979.5-E979.9, E999 X85-X92, X96-Y09, Y87.1, U01.0-U01.3, U01.5-U01.9, U02 U01.0-U01.3, U01.5-U01.9, U02, E979.0-E979.3, E979.5-E979.9 added 10/2005. See the ICD9 and ICD10cm injury matrices for hospital and emergency department injury codes.
109 Legal intervention E970-E978 Y35, Y89.0 See the ICD9 and ICD10cm injury matrices for hospital and emergency department injury codes.
110 Discharge of firearms, undetermined intent E985.0-E985.4 Y22-Y24 See the ICD9 and ICD10cm injury matrices for hospital and emergency department injury codes.
111 Other and unspecified events of undetermined intent and their sequelae E980-E984, E985.5-E989 Y10-Y21, Y25-Y34, Y87.2, Y89.9 See the ICD9 and ICD10cm injury matrices for hospital and emergency department injury codes.
112 Operations of war and their sequelae E990-E998 Y36, Y89.1 See the ICD9 and ICD10cm injury matrices for hospital and emergency department injury codes.
113 Complications of medical and surgical care E870-E879, E930-E949 Y40-Y84, Y88 See the ICD9 and ICD10cm injury matrices for hospital and emergency department injury codes.
114 Enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile 008.45 A04.7 added in 2006


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