Table 9

Number of deaths in SLaM linked with ONS mortality data by underlying primary cause of death (latest date of record is as at 16 of December 2013)

ICD-10 chapter description (underlying cause of death)Number of patients (% of all deaths in CRIS) (N=20 864)
Benign neoplasms or diseases of the blood159 (0.8)
Cancers3356 (16.1)
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period and pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium<10
Codes for special purposes (eg, antibiotic resistance)45 (0.2)
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities73 (0.3)
Diseases of the circulatory system5665 (27.2)
Diseases of the digestive system1467 (7)
Diseases of the genitourinary system689 (3.3)
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system241 (1.2)
Diseases of the nervous system1338 (6.4)
Diseases of the respiratory system2964 (14.2)
Diseases of the skin80 (0.4)
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases445 (2.1)
External causes1294 (6.2)
Infectious and parasitic diseases356 (1.7)
Mental and behavioural disorders2206 (10.6)
Symptoms and sign not elsewhere classified376 (1.8)
Unknown/ missing102 (0.5)
  • CRIS, Clinical Record Interactive Search; ICD, International Classification of Diseases; ONS, Office for National Statistics; SLaM, South London and Maudsley.