Table 6

The 15 largest changes in original underlying cause of death rates when all hospital discharge data* are added to the death certificate, examples. Changes from unspecified to more specific subcategories of the same broad diagnostic group excluded. Swedish extended Basic Tabulation List, hospital deaths, Sweden 1995 (n=37 640)

Underlying cause of death, Basic Tabulation ListOriginal number NumberNumber after adding hospital discharge data NumberRelative change %
*Main condition, additional conditions, data on injuries and surgery within four weeks before death.
499Misadventures during medical care, abnormal reactions, late complications885962.5
215Alcohol dependence syndrome634466.7
039Other bacterial diseases, unspecified2463162.5
323Bronchitis, chronic and unspecified, emphysema and asthma56293165.7
049Viral diseases, unspecified243858.3
509Accidental falls667105157.6
109Malignant neoplasm of respiratory and intrathoracic organs, unspecified10114240.6
343Hernia of abdominal cavity466132.6
079Other infectious and parasitic diseases, unspecified395028.2
360Hyperplasia of prostate334227.3
099Malignant neoplasm of digestive organs and peritoneum52064323.7
092Malignant neoplasm of small intestine, including duodenum344223.5
560Injury undetermined whether accidentally or purposefully inflicted303723.3
442Congenital anomalies of heart and circulatory system425019.1