Table 2

Diagnostic codes used in the classification of causes of death

Causes of deathICD
1960–19681969– 19861987– 1996From 1997 onwards
All malignancies140–205140–209140–208C00–C97
Lung, bronchus and pleura162–163162162C33–C34
Cerebrovascular disease330–334430–438430–438I60–I69
Ischaemic heart disease420 to 422.1410–414410–414I20–I25
Obstructive lung disease501, 502, 527.1, 241490–493490–493J40-J46
COPD501, 502, 527.1491 to 492491 to 492J43, J44
All external causes800–999800–999E800–999V01–Y89
  • COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; ICD, International Classification of Diseases.