The grouping of diagnoses and events into cause categories is based on specifications from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The specifications are published in "Deaths: Final Data for 2014," National Vital Statistics Reports, vol. 65 no.4. National Center for Health Statistics, 2016 and in annual updates.

The 27 causes at the left margin in the table below are the “Major Items” in the Death MICA's “Choose Your Data” section. The indented causes are the “Intermediate Items” within the wider categories; to see them, click on the plus sign next to the corresponding “Major Item.”

The symbol “#” indicates causes which are rankable for choosing leading causes of death.

NOTE: Codes given in three digits below include all possible four-digit values within them.

For example, "A16" includes A16 and A16.0 through A16.9.

Cause of Death ICD-10 code(s) Notes

# Enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile






# Septicemia






Other infections and parasites

A00-A046, A048-A09, A15-A39, A42-A99, B00-B99



# Salmonella infections

A01 - A02



# Shigellosis and amebiasis

A03, A06



Certain other intestinal infections

A00-A046, A048-A09



# Tuberculosis




# Whooping cough




# Scarlet fever and erysipelas

A38, A46



# Meningococcal infection




# Syphilis




# Acute poliomyelitis




# Arthropod-borne viral encephalitis

A83 - A84, A852



# Measles




# Viral hepatitis

B15 - B19



# Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease




# Malaria

B50 - B54



Other and unspecified infectious and parasitic diseases and their sequelae

A00, A05, A20 - A36,
A42 - A44, A48 - A49,
A54 - A79, A81 - A82, A850 - A851, A858, A86 - B04, B06 - B09, B25 - B49, B55 - B99

This “other” grouping follows NCHS specifications.





# Cancer (Malignant neoplasms)




Malignant neoplasms of lip, oral cavity and pharynx

C00 - C14



Malignant neoplasm of esophagus




Malignant neoplasm of stomach




Malignant neoplasms of colon, rectum and anus

C18 - C21



Malignant neoplasms of liver / intrahepatic bile ducts




Malignant neoplasm of pancreas




Malignant neoplasm of larynx




Malignant neoplasms of trachea, bronchus and lung

C33 - C34



Malignant melanoma of skin




Malignant neoplasm of breast




Malignant neoplasm of cervix uteri




Malignant neoplasms of corpus uteri and uterus, part unspecified

C54 - C55



Malignant neoplasm of ovary




Malignant neoplasm of prostate




Malignant neoplasms of kidney and renal pelvis

C64 - C65



Malignant neoplasm of bladder




Malignant neoplasms of meninges, brain and other parts of central nervous system

C70 - C72



Hodgkin's disease




Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

C82 - C85




C91 - C95



Multiple myeloma and immunoproliferative neoplasms

C88, C90



Other and unspecified malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, hematopoietic & related tissue




All other and unspecified malignant neoplasms

C17, C23 - C24, C26 - C31, C37 - C41, C44 - C49, C51 - C52, C57 - C60, C62 - C63, C66, C68 - C69, C73 - C80, C97

This “other” grouping follows NCHS specifications.





# Benign/in situ neoplasms and neoplasms of uncertain behavior







# Diabetes

E10 - E14






# Parkinson's disease







# Alzheimer’s disease







# Heart disease

I00 - I09, I11, I13, I20 - I51



Acute rheumatic fever and chronic rheumatic heart diseases

I00 - I09



Hypertensive heart disease




Hypertensive heart and renal disease




Acute myocardial infarction

I21 - I22

These four categories together constitute “Ischemic heart disease.”


Other acute ischemic heart diseases



Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described



All other forms of chronic ischemic heart disease

I20, I25.1-125.9


Acute and subacute endocarditis




Diseases of pericardium and acute myocarditis

I30 - I31, I40



Heart failure




All other forms of heart disease

I26 - I28, I34 - I38, I42 - I49, I51






# Essential hypertension

I10, I12, I15






# Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases)

I60 - I69






# Aortic aneurysm and dissection







Other major cardiovascular diseases

I70, I72 - I78



# Atherosclerosis




Other diseases of arteries, arterioles and capillaries

I72 - I78

Most of these deaths are due to peripheral vascular disease.





# Influenza and pneumonia

J09 - J18




J09 - J11




J12 - J18






# Chronic lower respiratory diseases

J40 - J47



Bronchitis, chronic and unspecified

J40 - J42








J45 - J46



Other chronic lower respiratory diseases

J44, J47

Most of these are unspecified chronic obstructive pulmonary disease





# Pneumonitis due to solids and liquids







Other respiratory diseases

J00- J08, J20- J39, J60- J68, J70- J99, U04



# Acute bronchitis and bronchiolitis

J20 - J21



Other/unspecified acute lower respiratory infection

J22, U04



# Pneumoconioses and chemical effects

J60 - J66, J68



Other diseases of respiratory system

J00 - J06, J30 - J39, J67,
J70 - J99

This is a NCHS category which includes all of the respiratory diseases not in one of the other respiratory categories.





# Chronic liver disease & cirrhosis

K70, K73 - K74



Alcoholic liver disease




Other chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

K73 - K74






Other digestive diseases

K00 - K66, K71 - K72,
K75 - K99



# Peptic ulcer

K25 - K28



# Diseases of appendix

K35 - K38



# Hernia

K40 - K46



# Cholelithiasis and other disorders of gallbladder

K80 - K82



Other diseases of the digestive system

K00 - K22, K29 - K31, K50 - K66, K71 - K72, K75 - K76, K83 - K92

This is not an official NCHS category. It was added for MICA users wishing to be able to get counts for all digestive disorders. It includes vascular disorders and obstructions of intestines, hepatic failure & other liver disease, and gastro- intestinal hemorrhage





# Kidney disease (nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis)

N00 - N07, N17 - N19, N25 - N27



Acute nephritic / nephrotic syndrome

N00 - N01, N04



Chronic / unspecified nephritis and renal sclerosis

N02 - N03, N05 - N07, N26



Renal failure

N17 - N19



Other disorders of kidney

N25, N27

This is a NCHS category, but it does not contain all the kidney diseases which are not in any of the specific kidney groups; about 44 Missouri resident deaths per year are due to kidney diseases not in one of the "kidney" groupings.





# Conditions originating in the perinatal period

P00 - P96






# Congenital anomalies

Q00 - Q99






Other diseases /conditions




# Anemias

D50 - D64



# Nutritional deficiencies

E40 - E64



# Meningitis

G00, G03



Other disorders of circulatory system

I80 - I99

This NCHS group is part of "Other diseases/ conditions" rather than "Other major cardio­vascular diseases" because these causes, while circulatory, are not considered “major cardiovascular disease.” Most of the deaths in this category are due to deep vein thrombosis.


# Infections of kidney

N10 - N12, N136, N151



# Hyperplasia of prostate




# Female pelvic inflammatory diseases

N70 - N76



# Pregnancy complications (maternal deaths)

O00 - O99

This category includes deaths from any obstetric cause up to one year after delivery and deaths from any direct obstetric cause occurring one year or more after delivery. Generally, the overwhelming majority of maternal deaths occur during pregnancy, childbirth, or within 42 days of delivery.

All rates in the Death MICA, including those for this cause, are expressed per 100,000 population.  However, maternal death rates are typically per 100,000 live births; live birth counts are available in the Birth MICA.


Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)




Symptoms and ill-defined conditions

R00 - R94, R96 - R99



All other diseases

D65 - D89

D: blood/blood-forming (excl. anemia), and some immune system

E00 - E07, E15 - E34, E65 - E89

E: nutrition/metabolic (excl. diabetes)

F00 - F99

F: mental/behavioral disorders

G04 - G14, G23 - G25, G31 - G99

G: nervous system except Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease

H00 - H93

H: disorders of eye and ear

L00 - L99

L: skin/subcutaneous tissue

M00 - M99

M: musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

N130 - N135, N137 - N139, N14 - N150, N158 - N159,
N20 - N23, N28 - N39,
N41–N64, N80 - N989

N: other genitourinary, incl. kidney, bladder, prostate, breast. Urinary tract infections account for most deaths in this group.





# Accidents (unintentional injuries)

V01 – X59, Y85-Y86



Motor vehicle accidents

V02 - V04, V090, V092, V12 - V149, V190 - V192, V194 - V196, V20 - V799, V803 - V805, V810 - V811, V820 - V821, V83 - V869, V870 - V878, V880 - V888, V890, V892

This category is not limited to motor vehicle accidents occurring in traffic. See the Unintentional Injury Profile for data on motor vehicle traffic deaths.


Other land transport accidents

V01 - V019, V05 - V069, V091, V093 - V099, V10 - V119, V15 - V189, V193, V198 - V199, V800 - V802, V806 - V809, V812 - V819, V822 - V829, V879, V889, V891, V893, V899



Water, air and space, and other and unspecified transport accidents and their sequelae

V90 - V999, Y85 - Y859

Drownings involving watercraft are included here.



W00 - W19



Accidental discharge of firearms

W32 - W34



Accidental drowning and submersion

W65 - W74

Drownings involving watercraft are not included here. See above.


Accidental exposure to smoke / fire / flames

X00 - X09



Accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances

X40 - X49

Includes alcohol, carbon monoxide, poisons, but the “substance” is usually a drug.


Other and unspecified nontransport accidents and their sequelae

W20 - W319, W35 - W649, W75 - W99, X10 - X39,
X50 - X59, Y86

Count is high for 2011 partly due to the Joplin tornado.





# Suicide (intentional self-harm)

X60 - X84, Y870, U03



Intentional self-harm (suicide) by discharge of firearms

X72 - X74



Intentional self-harm (suicide) by other and unspecified means and their sequelae

X60 - X71, X75 - X84, Y870, U03






# Homicide (assault)

X85 - Y09, Y871,
U01 - U02



Assault (homicide) by discharge of firearms

X93 - X95, U014



Assault (homicide) by other / unspecified means and their sequelae

X85 - X92, X96 - Y09, Y871, U010 - U013, U015 - U019, U02






Other external causes

Y10-Y34, Y35, Y36, Y40-Y84, Y872,Y88 -Y89



# Legal intervention

Y35, Y890



Discharge of firearms, undetermined intent

Y22 - Y24



Other and unspecified events of undetermined intent and their sequelae

Y10 - Y21, Y25 - Y34, Y872, Y899



# Operations of war and their sequelae

Y36, Y891

Service members from Missouri who die overseas are not considered residents of Missouri at the time of death. The Department of Defense is the best source for that data.


# Complications of medical / surgical care

Y40 - Y84, Y88