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Causes of Death

The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10) is a coding of diseases and signs, symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances and external causes of injury or diseases, as classified by the World Health Organization (WHO).  The ICD-10 is used worldwide for morbidity and mortality statistics.

Diseases and health conditions all have unique codes; there are over 14,000 codes in the latest version of the ICD-10.  To make the ICD-10 more usable conditions are grouped together into 22 chapters.

This page looks at the main causes of mortality in South Tyneside by ICD-10 chapter.  All statistics are three-years pooled; this reduces the chances of suppression due to low numbers.

The main causes of death in South Tyneside are cancers, circulatory diseases such as heart disease, and diseases of the respiratory system such as Emphysema.

ICD Chapters are available in the supporting appendices; chapters where the number of deaths was five or less have not been presented.

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    South Shields
    Tyne & Wear
    United Kingdom
    NE33 2RL

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