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Table 1 Selection of diabetes as the underlying cause of death, by part of the death certificate where the disease was mentioned: Veneto region (Italy), 2008-2010

From: Multiple causes of death analysis of chronic diseases: the example of diabetes

  Death certificates with mention of diabetes Death certificates with diabetes selected as the UCODa % of selection as the UCODa
Part I 5,108 3,570 70
Part I, underlying cause line 3,263 2,468 76
 Alone on the underlying cause line 2,040 1,890 93
 Not alone, first entered on the underlying cause line 546 475 87
 Not alone, other than first on the underlying cause line 677 103 15
Part I, other lines 1,845 1,102 60
Part II 11,171 303 3
TOTAL 16,279 3,873 24
  1. aUCOD: underlying cause of death