Causes of Death - ICD-9 Codes

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AIDS
Arteriosclerosis
Birth Defects
Cancer
Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
Diabetes
Diseases of Early Infancy
Heart Disease
Homicide
Hypertension
Kidney Disease
Liver Disease & Cirrhosis
Other Causes
Other Digestive Diseases
Other External Causes
Other Infections and parasites
Other Respiratory Diseases
Pneumonia and Influenza
Pregnancy Complications
Septicemia
Stomach Ulcer
Stroke
Suicide
Syphilis
Tuberculosis
Unintentional Inury



Second and third-level causes obtainable using drill-downs

AIDS (042-044.9)

Arteriosclerosis
 
  Arteriosclerosis (440-440.9)

Birth Defects
 
 
Congenital anomalies
Spina bifida (741-741.9)
All other congenital anomalies of nervous system (740-740.9, 742-742.9)
Congenital anomalies of heart (745-746.9)
Other congenital anomalies of circulatory system (747-747.9)
All other congenital anomalies (743-744.9, 748-759.9)

Cancer
 
 
Malignant neoplasms lip - oral cavity and pharynx
Neoplasms of lip (140-140.9)
Neoplasms of tongue (141-141.9)
Neoplasms of pharynx (146-149.0)
Other and ill defined malignancies of lip, etc. (142-145.9, 149.1-149.9)
 
Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs and peritoneum
Malignancy of esophagus (150-150.9)
Neoplasms of stomach (151-151.9)
Neoplasms of small intestine (152-152.9)
Neoplasms of hepatic and splenic flexures and transverse colon (153.0-153.1, 153.7)
Neoplasms of descending colon (153.2)
Neoplasms of sigmoid colon (153.3)
Neoplasms of Cecum--appendix--asending (153.4-153.6)
Neoplasms other of colon--unspecified (153.8-153.9)
Neoplasms of rectum (154-154.9)
Neoplasms of Liver--primary (155.0)
Neoplasms of Intrahepatic bile ducts (155.1)
Neoplasms of Liver--not specified (155.2)
Neoplasms of Gallbladder and extrahepatic bile ducts ((156-156.9)
Neoplasms of Pancreas (157-157.9)
Neoplasms of Retroperitoneal--peritoneum--and other sites (158-159.9)
 
Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and intrathoracic organs
Neoplasms of Larynx (161-161.9)
Neoplasms of Trachea - bronchus and lung (162-162.9)
All other malignancies within respiratory system (160-160.9, 163-165.9)
 
Malignant neoplasms of breast
Neoplasms of Female breast (174-174.9)
Neoplasms of Male breast (175-175.9)
 
Malignant neoplasms of genital organs
Neoplasms of Cervix uteri (180-180.9)
Neoplasms of Other parts of uterus (179-179.9, 181-182.9)
Neoplasms of Ovary and other uterine adnexa (183-183.9)
Neoplasms of Other and unspecified female genital organs (184-184.9)
Neoplasms of Prostate (185-185.9)
Neoplasms of Testes (186-186.9)
Neoplasms of Penis and other male genital (187-187.9)
 
Malignant neoplasms of urinary organs
Neoplasms of Bladder (188-188.9)
Neoplasms of Kidney and other urinary system (189-189.9)
 
Malignant neoplasms of other and unspecified sites
Neoplasms of Bone and articular cartilage (170-170.9)
Neoplasms of Connective and other soft tissue (171-171.9)
Melanoma of skin (172-172.9)
Other malignant neoplasms of skin (173-173.9)
Neoplasms of Eye (190-190.9)
Malignancy of Brain (191-191.9)
Neoplasms of Other parts of nervous system (192-192.9)
Neoplasms of Thyroid gland and other endocrine (193-194.9)
Neoplasms of All other and unspecified sites (195-199.9)
 
Leukemia
Lymphoid Leukemia (204-204.9)
Myeloid leukemia (205-205.9)
Monocytic leukemia (206-206.9)
Other and unspecified leukemia (207-208.9)
 
Other malignant neoplasms of lymphatic and hematopoetic tissues
Lymphosarcoma and reticulosarcoma (200-200.9)
Hodgkins disease (201-201.9)
Other malignant neoplasms of lymphoid and histiocytic tissue (202-202.9)
Multiple myeloma and immunoproliferative neoplasms (203-203.9)

Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
 
 
Bronchitis - chronic and unspecified
Bronchitis - not specified as acute or chronic (490-490.9)
Chronic bronchitis (491-491.9)
 
Emphysema
Emphysema (492-492.9)
 
Asthma
Asthma (493-493.9)
 
Other chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and allied conditions
Bronchiectasis and extrinsic allergic alveolitis (494-495.9)
Chronic airways obstruction - not elsewhere classified (496-496.9)

Diabetes
 
  Diabetes mellitus (250-250.9)

Diseases of Early Infancy
 
 
Birth trauma--intrauterine hypoxia - birth asphyxia and respiratory distress syndrome
Birth trauma (767-767.9)
Intrauterine hypoxia birth asphyxia - and respiratory distress syndrome (768-769.9)
 
Other conditions orginating in the perinatal period
Other conditions orginating in the perinatal period (760-766.9, 770-779.9)

Heart Disease
 
 
Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease
Acute rheumatic fever (390-392.9)
Diseases of mitral valve (394-394.9)
Diseases of aortic valve (395-395.9)
Diseases of mitral and aortic valves (396-396.9)
All other chronic rheumatic heart disease (393-393.9, 397-398.9)
 
Hypertensive heart disease
Hypertensive heart disease (402-402.9)
 
Hypertensive heart and renal disease
Hypertensive heart and renal disease (404-404.9)
 
Ischemic Heart Disease
Acute myocardial infarction (410-410.9)
Other acute and subacute forms of ischemic heart disease (411-411.9)
Angina pectoris (413-413.9)
Old myocardial infarction and other forms of chronic ischemic heart disease (412-412.9, 414-414.9)
 
Other disease of endocardium
Mitral valve disorders (424.0)
Aortic valve disorders (424.1)
All other diseases of endocardium (424.2-424.9)
 
All other forms of heart disease
Disease of pulmonary circulation (415-417.9)
Acute and subacute endocarditis (421-421.9)
Acute pericarditis--acute myocarditis--and other diseases of pericardium (420-420.9, 422-423.9)
Heart failure (428-428.9)
Myocarditis--unspecified and myocardial degeneration (429.0-429.1)
All other and ill-defined forms of heart disease (425-427.9, 429.2-429.9)

Homicide
 
 
Homicide and legal intervention
Assault by handgun (E965.0)
Assault by all other and unspecified firearms (E965.1-965.4)
Assault by cutting and piercing instrument (E966-966.9)
Assault by all other means and late effects of injury purposely inflicted by other person (E960-964.9, E965.5-965.9, E967-969.9)
Legal execution (E978-978.9)
Other legal intervention and late effects of injury due to legal intervention (E970-977.9)

Hypertension
 
 
Hypertension with or without renal disease
Essential hypertension (401-401.9)
Hypertensive renal disease (403-403.9)

Kidney Disease
 
 
Acute glomerulonephritis and nephrotic syndrome
Acute glomerulonephritis (580-580.9)
Nephrotic syndrome (581-581.9)
 
Chronic glomerulonephritis--nephritis and nephropathy--not specified as acute or chronic and renal sclerosis unspecified
Chronic glomerulonephritis--nephritis and nephropathy--not specified as acute or chronic and renal sclerosis unspecified (582-583.9, 587-587.9)
 
Renal failure--disorders resulting from impaired renal function and small kidney of unknown cause
Renal failure--disorders resulting from impaired renal function and small kidney of unknown cause (584-586.9, 588-589.9)

Liver Disease & Cirrhosis
 
 
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis--specified as alcoholic (571.0-571.3)
Chronic hepatitis and biliary cirrhosis (571.4-571.6)
Cirrhosis of liver and other and unspecified chronic liver disease without mention of alcohol (571.5, 571.8-571.9)

Other Causes:- Causes of Death not specified elsewhere.

Other Digestive Diseases
 
 
Diseases of the oral cavity
Diseases of oral cavity--salivary glands and jaws (520-529.9)
 
Appendicitis
Appendicitis (540-543.9)
 
Hernia of adbdominal cavity and intestinal obstruction without mention of hernia
Hernia of adbdominal cavity and intestinal obstruction without mention of hernia (550-553.9, 560-560.9)
 
Gastritis - duodenitis - colitis - diverticula
Gastritis and duodenitis (535-535.9)
Regional enteritis and idiopathic proctocolitis (555-556.9)
All other noninfective gastoenteritis and colitis (557-558.9)
Diverticula of intestine (562-562.9)
 
Cholelithiasis and other disorders of gallbladder
Cholelithiasis and other disorders of gallbladder (574-575.9)
 
All other diseases of the digestive system
All other diseases of the digestive system (530-530.9, 534-534.9, 536-537.9, 564-570.9, 572-573.9, 576-579.9)

Other External Causes
 
 
All other external causes
From poisoning by drugs--medicaments--and biologicals (E980.0-980.5)
From poisoning by other solid or liquid (E980.6-980.9)
From injury by handgun (E985.0)
From injury by all other (E985.1-985.4)
From injury by all other means and late effects of injury--undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted (E981-984.9, E985.5-989.9)
Injury resulting from operations of war (E990-999.9)

Other Infections and Parasites
 
 
Shigellosis and amebiasis
Shigellosis (004-004.9)
Other salmonella and other food poisoning (003-003.9, 005-005.9)
Amebiasis (006-006.9)
 
Certain other intestinal infections
Intestinal infections due to other specified (007-008.9)
Ill-defined intestinal (009-009.9)
 
Whooping cough
Whooping cough (033-033.9)
 
Streptococcal sore throat, scarletina, erys
Streptococcal sore throat, scarletina, erys (034-035.9)
 
Meningococcal infection
Meningococcal infection (036-036.9)
 
Acute poliomyelitis
Acute poliomyelitis (045-045.9)
 
Measles
Measles (055-055.9)
 
Viral hepatitis
Viral hepatitis (070-070.9)
 
All other infectious and parasitic diseases - late effects of other infectious and parasitic diseases
Cholera and typhoid and paratyphoid fever (001-002.9)
Brucellosis (023-023.9)
Diphtheria (032-032.9)
Tetanus (037-037.9)
All other Bacterial (020-022.9, 024-031.9, 039-041.9)
Smallpox (050-050.9)
Rubella (056-056.9)
Arthropod-borne encephalitis (062-064.9)
Other viral (046-049.9, 051-054.9, 057-061.9, 065-066.9, 071-079.9)
Typhus and other rickettsiosis (080-083.9)
Malaria (084-084.9)
All other arthropod (085-088.9)
Gonococcal infections (098-098.9)
Other venereal diseases (099-099.9)
Mycoses (110-118.9)
Helminthiases (120-129.9)
Late effects of tuberculosis (137-137.9)
Late effects of acute polio (138-138.9)
All other infectious and parasitic diseases--and late effects (100-104.9, 130-136.9, 139-139.9)

Other Respiratory Diseases
 
 
Upper Respiratory diseases
Acute upper respiratory infections (460-465.9)
Other disease of upper respiratory tract (470-478.9)
 
Acute bronchitis and bronchiolitis
Acute bronchitis and bronchiolitis (466-466.9)
 
All other diseases of the respiratory system
Pneumoconioses and other lung diseases due to external agents (500-508.9)
Empyema and abscess of lung and mediastinum (510-510.9, 513-513.9)
Pleurisy (511-511.9)
All other diseases of respiratory system (512-512.9, 514-519.9)

Pneumonia and Influenza
 
 
Pneumonia
Viral pneumonia (480-480.9)
Pneumococcal and other bacterial pneumonia (481-482.9)
Bronchopneumonia, organism unspecified (485-485.9)
Pneumonia due to other and unspecified organism (483-483.9, 486-486.9)
 
Influenza
Influenza (487-487.9)

Pregnancy Complications
 
 
Pregnancy with abortive outcome
Ectopic pregnancy (633-633.9)
Spontaneous abortion (634-634.9)
Legally induced abortion (635-635.9)
Illegally induced abortion (636-636.9)
Other pregnancy with abortive outcome (630-632.9, 637-638.9)
 
Other complications of pregnancy--childbirth and the puerperium
Hemorrhage of pregnancy and childbirth (640-641.9, 666-666.9)
Toxemia of pregnancy (642.4-642.9, 643-643.9)
Obstructed labor (660-660.9)
Complications of the puerperium (670-676.9)
Other direct obstetric causes (642-642.3, 644-646.9, 651-659.9, 661-665.9, 667-669.9)
Indirect obstetric causes (647-648.9)
Delivery in a completely normal case (650-650.9)

Septicemia (038-038.9)

Stomach Ulcer
 
 
Ulcer of stomach and duodenum
Gastric ulcer (531-531.9)
Duodenal ulcer (532-532.9)
Peptic ulcer--site unspecified (533-533.9)

Stroke
 
 
Intracerebral and other intracranial hemorrhage
Intracerebral and other intracranial hemorrhage (431-432.9)
 
Cerebral thrombosis and unspecified occlusion of cerebral arteries
Cerebral thrombosis and unspecified occlusion of cerebral arteries (434.0-434.9)
 
Cerebral embolism
Cerebral embolism (434.1)
 
All other and late effects of cerebrovascular diseases
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (430-430.9)
Occlusion or stenosis of precerebral arteries (433-433.9)
Acute but ill-defined cerebrovascular disease (436-436.9)
Other and late effects of cerebrovascular diseases (435-435.9, 437-438.9)

Suicide
 
 
Suicide
Suicide by drugs--medicaments--and biologicals (E950.0-950.5)
Suicide by other solid or liquid substances (E950.6-950.9)
Suicide by gases and vapors (E951-952.9)
Suicide by hanging--strangulation--and suffocation (E953-953.9)
Suicide by handgun (E955.0)
Suicide by all other and unspecififed firearms (E955.1-955.4)
Suicide by all other means and late effects of self-infliced injury (E954-954.9, E955.5-959.9)

Syphilis
 
 
Syphilis
Cardiovascular syphilis (093-093.9)
Neurosyphilis (094-094.9)
All other syphilis (090-091.9, 095-097.9)

Tuberculosis
 
 
Tuberculosis of respiratory system
Tuberculosis of respiratory system (010-012.9)
 
Other tuberculosis
Other tuberculosis (013-018.9)

Unintentional Injury
 
 
Motor vehicle accidents
Motor vehicle traffic accident involving collision with train (E810-810.9)
Motor vehicle traffic accident involving collision with another motor vehicle (E811-812.9)
Motor vehicle traffic accident involving collision with pedestrian (E814-814.9)
Motor vehicle traffic accident involving collision with other vehicle or object (E813-813.9, E815-815.9)
Motor vehicle traffic accident not involving collision on highway (E816-816.9)
Motor vehicle traffic accident of unspecified nature (E819-819.9)
Motor vehicle nontraffic accidents (E820-825.9)
 
All other accidents and adverse effects
Railway accidents (E800-807.9)
Other road vehicle accidents (E826-829.9)
Water transport accidents (E830-838.9)
Air and space transport accidents (E840-845.9)
Vehicle accidents not elsewhere classifiable (E846-848.9)
Accidental poisoning by drugs--medicaments--and biologicals (E850-858.9)
Accidental poisoning by other solid or liquid substances (E860-866.9)
Accidental poisoning by gases and vapors (E867-869.9)
Misadventures during medical care--abnormal reactions--and late complications (E870-879.9)
Fall from one level to another (E880-884.9)
Fall on same level (E885-886.9)
Fracture--cause unspecified and other and unspecified falls (E887-888.9)
Accidents caused by fire and flames (E890-899.9)
Lightning (E907-907.9)
Accidental drowning and submersion (E910-910.9)
Inhalation and ingestion of food or other object causing obstruction of respiratory tract or suffocation (E911-912.9)
Accident caused by handgun (E922.0)
Accidents caused by all other and unspecified firearms (E922.1-922.9)
Accidents caused by explosive material (E923-923.9)
Accident caused by hot substance or object--caustic or corrosive material--steam--and exposure to radiation (E924-924.9, E926-926.9)
Accident caused by electric current (E925-925.9)
All other accidents and late effects of accidental injury (E900-906.9, E908-909.9, E913-921.9, E927-929.9)
Drugs--medicaments--and biological substances causing adverse effects in therapeutic use (E930-949.9)



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