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Table 5 Garbage codes in Norway 1996–2019, according to autopsy type

From: Garbage codes in the Norwegian Cause of Death Registry 1996–2019

Autopsy type All deaths Major garbage codes Minor garbage codes
N Percent (95% CI) Median age at death (years) N Unadjusted (%) Age adjusted (%) (95% CI) N Unadjusted (%) Age adjusted (%) (95% CI)
Forensic autopsy 42,074 4.2 (4.2–4.2) 51 6953 16.5 12.8 (11.6–14.2) 1732 4.1 5.8 (4.9–6.8)
Non-forensic autopsy 46,862 4.7 (4.6–4.7) 72 3118 6.7 7.3 (6.9–7.8) 2634 5.6 6.8 (6.4–7.3)
No autopsy 911,192 91.1 (91.1–91.2) 82 130,733 14.3 14.6 (14.5–14.7) 145,299 15.9 15.8 (15.7–15.9)
Total 1,000,128   81 140,804 14.1 14.7 (14.6–14.8) 149,665 15.0 15.4 (15.3–15.4)
  1. Data source: NCoDR