Guidelines for Reporting Occupation and Industry on Death Certificates


June 2012
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2012-149
cover of 2012-149

This document updates the guidelines written in 1988 by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) (DHHS Publication No. 88-1149). It is designed to help funeral directors complete the Decedent’s Usual Occupation and Kind of Business/Industry items on electronic and paper death certificates.

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