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Table 4 Classification of the causes of death according to ICD-10.

From: Status and perspectives of hospital mortality in a public urban Hellenic hospital, based on a five-year review

ICD-10 Chapter Blocks ICD-10 Title No of deceased *Per cent of total 5836 deceased
I A00–B99 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases 185 3.2
II C00–D48 Neoplasms: all codes 1027 17.7
  C00–D48 Neoplasms (all codes except the following specified) 351 6.0
  C16–16.9 Malignant neoplasms of stomach 62 1.1
  C18–21.2 Malignant neoplasms of large intestine 88 1.5
  C34 Malignant neoplasms of bronchus and lungs 203 3.5
  C50 Malignant neoplasms of the breast 47 0.8
  C51, C52, C54, C55, C57, C58 Malignant neoplasms, female genital organs (coded) 12 0.2
  C53 Malignant neoplasms of the uterine cervix 6 0.1
  C56 Malignant neoplasms of the ovary 17 0.3
  C61 Malignant neoplasms of the prostate 33 0.6
  C64–68 Malignant neoplasms of the urinary tract 74 1.3
  C69–72 Malignant neoplasms of eye, brain, and other parts of central nervous system 56 1.0
  C81–C96 Malignant neoplasms, of the lymphoid, haemopoietic and related tissue 49 0.8
  D46 Myelodysplastic syndrome 29 0.5
III D50–D89 Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism 42 0.7
IV E00–E90 Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases: all codes 437 7.5
  E00–E90 Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (all codes except the following specified) 51 0.9
  E10–E14 Diabetes mellitus 384 6.6
  E65–E68 Obesity and other hyperalimentation 2 0.0
V F00–F99 Mental and behavioral disorders 6 0.1
VI G00–G99 Diseases of the nervous system 40 0.7
IX I00–I99 Diseases of the circulatory system: all codes 2461 42.1
  I00–I99 Diseases of the circulatory system (all codes except the following specified) 313 5.4
  I10–I15 Hypertensive diseases 99 1.7
  I20–I25 Ischemic heart diseases 603 10.3
  I46 Cardiac arrest 61 1.0
  I50.0–I50.9 Cardiac failure 462 7.9
  I60–I69 Cerebrovascular diseases 923 15.8
X J00–J99 Diseases of the respiratory system: all codes 348 6.0
  J00–J99 Diseases of the respiratory system (all codes except the following specified) 21 0.4
  J10–J18 Influenza and pneumonia 240 4.1
  J40–J47 Chronic lower respiratory diseases 69 1.2
  J96 Respiratory failure not classified elsewhere 18 0.3
XI K00–K93 Diseases of the digestive system 393 6.7
XII L00–L99 Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue 16 0.3
XIII M00–M99 Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 14 0.2
XIV N00–N99 Diseases of the genitourinary system: all codes 341 5.8
  N00–N99 Diseases of the genitourinary system (all codes except the following specified) 13 0.2
  N10–N16 Acute tubulo-interstitial nephritis 67 1.1
  N17–N19 Renal failure 261 4.5
XVI P00–P96 Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period 65 1.1
XVII Q00–Q99 Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 18 0.3
XVIII R00–R99 Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified 7 0.1
XX V01–Y98 External causes of morbidity and mortality: all codes 362 6.2
  X60–X84 Intentional self-harm 2 0.0
   Not classifiable** 74 1.3
Total    5836 100.0
  1. *Per cent of the total 5836 deceased in hospital.
  2. **These deceased were referred for autopsy, the death certificates were issued directly by the forensic medical department and the database of the hospital was not updated.
  3. There were no recorded deaths in the following ICD-10 blocks; diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59), diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H60–H95), pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99), complications of medical and surgical care (Y40–Y84), factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99) and under the codes for special purposes (U00–U99).