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Table 1 Mortality rates for selected causes, and sensitivity estimates for suicide certification by type of classification, Poland, 1970-2009

From: Forty years of increasing suicide mortality in Poland: Undercounting amidst a hanging epidemic?

  ICD-8 ICD-9 ICD-10
Time period 1970-1979 1983-1996 1997-2009
Rate per 100,000 Total Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females
  Suicide 11.9 20.2 4.1 13.5 22.9 4.6 15.0 26.3 4.5
  Undetermined intent 4.4 6.8 2.1 5.6 9.2 2.2 6.4 10.5 2.5
  Unknown cause - - - 49.7 37.2 61.5 35.2 31.6 38.6
  Unintentional poisoning 3.8 6.5 1.2 6.9 11.5 2.6 4.4 7.5 1.4
Sensitivity (%)          
  Upper limit 1 73 75 66 71 71 68 70 71 64
  Lower limit 2 - - - 18 28 06 25 35 10
  1. 1 (suicides/suicides + deaths of undetermined intent) x 100.
  2. 2 (suicides/suicides + deaths of undetermined intent, unknown causes, and unintentional poisoning) x 100.