DCSIMG

Causes of Death: Groups, Ranking, and Leading Causes

In order to provide a consistent standard for ranking causes of death coded under ICD-10, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) prepared a list of 113 selected causes of death, of which, 50 cause groups are eligible to be ranked as leading causes of death. For more information about the NCHS rankings see Procedures for ranking causes of death on the NCHS website. The New Jersey Department of Health routinely reports mortality data on 33 cause of death groups based on the 50 rankable cause groups. This was done because some of the 50 causes are rare in New Jersey, therefore they were combined into other categories. The NJSHAD system uses the 33, 50, and 113 cause of death groups in the Mortality Query Module

33 Major Causes of Death ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes with comparability ratios for the 33 major cause of death groups
50 Rankable Causes of Death ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes with comparability ratios for the 50 rankable cause of death groups
113 Selected Causes of Death ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes with comparability ratios for the 113 selected causes of death
Updated ICD-10 Codes Updated ICD-10 codes: See Most Recent Manual Part 9 on http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/instruction_manuals.htm
Terrorism Codes ICD codes for terrorism were added in 2002 and are preceded with '*'. See Classification of Death and Injury Resulting from Terrorism on the CDC website for more information.

Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360, Web: www.nj.gov/health/chs, e-mail: chs@doh.state.nj.us
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Content updated: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:00:48 EDT