Causes of death are coded according to ICD-10. Injury can be described in two ways using ICD-10: (1) external cause of injury and (2) the nature of the injury. External cause codes describe the mechanism or cause of the injury (e.g., motor vehicle crash) and the manner or intent of the injury (e.g., unintentional). The nature of injury codes describe the body region or site of the injury (e.g., hip) and the diagnosis (e.g., fracture).
For more information see: ICD Injury Matrices
- Mortality Data, Multiple-Cause-of-Death - Download the documentation and data for multiple cause of death files from 1968 to present.
ICD-10 - External Cause of injury Mortality Matrix
The ICD-10 External Cause Matrix emphasizes the mechanism or cause of the injury and places secondary emphasis on the manner or intent of the injury. The ICD-10 injury mortality framework was developed to be as consistent as possible with the recommended framework developed based on the ICD-9 external cause of injury codes.
ICD-10 - Injury Mortality Diagnosis Matrix
The ICD-10 Injury Mortality Diagnosis (IMD) matrix is a framework designed to organize injury diagnosis mortality data into meaningful groupings by body region and nature of injury.
- Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)
- Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (WONDER)
- Multiple cause of death
- Underlying cause of death
- Writing cause of death statements
- U.S. Standard Death Certificate (2003 revision [PDF - 554 KB]
- International Classification of Diseases Home Page
- World Health Organization Injury and Violence
- State Health Departments
- National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS)
- Page last reviewed: November 6, 2015
- Page last updated: May 12, 2010
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