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Table 1 Categories of external underlying cause of death, nature of injury, and place of death

From: Injury death certificates without specification of the circumstances leading to the fatal injury – the Norwegian Cause of Death Registry 2005–2014

External underlying cause of death ICD-10 codes
 1. Road traffic accidents V00 – V89.9, Y85.0
 2. Accidental falls W00 – W19.9
 3. Accidental poisonings X40 – X49.9
 4. Other accidents and events of undetermined intent V90 – V99, W20 – X39.9, X50 – X58, Y10 – Y84, Y85.9 – Y86, Y87.2 – Y89.9
 5. Exposure to unspecified factor (X59) X59, X59.0, X59.9
 6. Intentional self-harm (suicide) X60 – X84, Y87.0
 7. Assault (homicide) X85 – Y09, Y87.1
Nature of injury
 1. Head and neck injuries S00 – S19.9
 2. Thoracic injuries S20 – S29.9
 3. Injuries to abdomen and pelvis S30 – S39.9
 4. Injuries to hip and thigh S70 – S79.9
 5. Other mechanical injuries, multitrauma S40 – S69.9, S80 – T14.9
 6. Poisoning T36 – T65.9
 7. Suffocation/drowning T17 – T17.9, T71, T75.1
 8. Other injuries, sequelae T15 – T16, T18 – T35.7, T66 – T70.9, T73 – T75.0, T75.2 – T98.3
Place of death
 1. At home At home
 2. Hospital Somatic and psychiatric hospitals
 3. Nursing home Nursing homes, other health care institutions
 4. Other known Other known, during transport
 5. Unknown Unknown, abroad