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Table 1 Country year and number of deaths in study data by ICD format, 1950-2008.

From: Algorithms for enhancing public health utility of national causes-of-death data

ICD Format Country years Number of deaths (millions)
ILCD 1-5 92 26.8
ICD 6 and ICD 7 Tab A 816 146.2
ICD 8 Tab A 877 125.3
ICD 9 detail 1021 113.9
ICD 9 BTL 52 14.3
Special Country ICD 9 Tab 668 160.0
ICD 10 detail 824 123.4
ICD 10 Tab 54 21.7
Special Country ICD 10 Tab 30 12.1
Total 4434 743.7
  1. Between 1950-1957, 40 countries used ICD-6 and sent data to WHO using the same Tab A format as ICD-7. ICD-6 has 235 country-years and 50.9 million deaths.