SEER Cause of Death Recode 1969+ (04/16/2012)

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To see how this variable is used in SEER publications and to read about other cause of death recode variables, please see SEER Cause of Death Recode.

Ranges that changed between this and the previous version are shown in bold text.

For ICD-8 (1968-1978), All Malignant Cancers is defined as 140-207. Individual ICD-8 cancer codes are converted to ICD-9 prior to creating this variable.

Cancer Causes of Death
Cancer Causes of Death ICD-9
(1979-1998)#
ICD-10
(1999+)#
Recode
All Malignant Cancers 140-208, 238.6 C00-C97 --
Oral Cavity and Pharynx
Lip 140 C00 20010
Tongue 141 C01-C02 20020
Salivary Gland 142 C07-C08 20030
Floor of Mouth 144 C04 20040
Gum and Other Mouth 143, 145 C03, C05-C06 20050
Nasopharynx 147 C11 20060
Tonsil 146.0-146.2 C09 20070
Oropharynx 146.3-146.9 C10 20080
Hypopharynx 148 C12-C13 20090
Other Oral Cavity and Pharynx 149 C14 20100
Digestive System
Esophagus 150 C15 21010
Stomach 151 C16 21020
Small Intestine 152 C17 21030
Colon and Rectum
Colon excluding Rectum 153, 159.0 C18, C26.0 21040
Rectum and Rectosigmoid Junction 154.0-154.1 C19-C20 21050
Anus, Anal Canal and Anorectum 154.2-154.3, 154.8 C21 21060
Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct
Liver 155.0, 155.2 C22.0, C22.2-C22.4, C22.7, C22.9 21071
Intrahepatic Bile Duct 155.1 C22.1 21072
Gallbladder 156.0 C23 21080
Other Biliary 156.1-156.2, 156.8-156.9 C24 21090
Pancreas 157 C25 21100
Retroperitoneum 158.0 C48.0 21110
Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery 158.8-158.9 C45.1+, C48.1-C48.2 21120
Other Digestive Organs 159.8-159.9 C26.8-C26.9, C48.8 21130
Respiratory System
Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear 160 C30-C31 22010
Larynx 161 C32 22020
Lung and Bronchus 162.2-162.5, 162.8-162.9 C34 22030
Pleura 163 C38.4, C45.0+ 22050
Trachea, Mediastinum and Other Respiratory Organs 162.0, 164.2-164.3, 164.8-164.9, 165 C33, C38.1-C38.3, C38.8, C39 22060
Bones and Joints 170 C40-C41 23000
Soft Tissue including Heart$ 164.1, 171 C47, C49, C38.0, C45.2+ 24000
Skin excluding Basal and Squamous
Melanoma of the Skin 172 C43 25010
Other Non-Epithelial Skin 173 C44, C46+ 25020
Breast 174-175 C50 26000
Female Genital System
Cervix Uteri 180 C53 27010
Corpus and Uterus, NOS
Corpus Uteri 182 C54 27020
Uterus, NOS 179 C55 27030
Ovary 183.0 C56 27040
Vagina 184.0 C52 27050
Vulva 184.1-184.4 C51 27060
Other Female Genital Organs 181, 183.2-183.5, 183.8-183.9, 184.8-184.9 C57-C58 27070
Male Genital System
Prostate 185 C61 28010
Testis 186 C62 28020
Penis 187.1-187.4 C60 28030
Other Male Genital Organs 187.5-187.9 C63 28040
Urinary System
Urinary Bladder 188 C67 29010
Kidney and Renal Pelvis 189.0-189.1 C64-C65 29020
Ureter 189.2 C66 29030
Other Urinary Organs 189.3-189.4, 189.8-189.9 C68 29040
Eye and Orbit 190 C69 30000
Brain and Other Nervous System 191, 192 C70, C71, C72 31010
Endocrine System
Thyroid 193 C73 32010
Other Endocrine including Thymus$ 164.0, 194 C37, C74-C75 32020
Lymphoma
Hodgkin Lymphoma 201 C81 33010
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 200, 202.0-202.2, 202.8-202.9 C82-C85, C96.3 33040
Myeloma 203.0, 238.6 C90.0, C90.2 34000
Leukemia
Lymphocytic Leukemia
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia 204.0 C91.0 35011
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 204.1 C91.1 35012
Other Lymphocytic Leukemia 202.4, 204.2, 204.8-204.9 C91.2-C91.4, C91.7, C91.9 35013
Myeloid and Monocytic Leukemia
Acute myeloid 205.0, 207.0, 207.2 C92.0, C92.4-C92.5, C94.0, C94.2 35021
Acute Monocytic Leukemia 206.0 C93.0 35031
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia 205.1 C92.1 35022
Other Myeloid/Monocytic Leukemia 205.2-205.3, 205.8-205.9, 206.1-206.2, 206.8-206.9 C92.2-C92.3, C92.7, C92.9, C93.1-C93.2, C93.7, C93.9 35023
Other Leukemia
Other Acute Leukemia 208.0 C94.4, C94.5, C95.0 35041
Aleukemic, subleukemic and NOS 203.1, 207.1, 207.8, 208.1-208.2, 208.8-208.9 C90.1, C91.5, C94.1, C94.3, C94.7, C95.1, C95.2, C95.7, C95.9 35043
Mesothelioma (ICD-10 only)+ N/A C45+ 36010
Kaposi Sarcoma (ICD-10 only)+ N/A C46+ 36020
Miscellaneous Malignant Cancer 159.1, 195-199, 202.3, 202.5-202.6, 203.8 C26.1, C45.7+, C45.9+, C76-C80, C88, C96.0-C96.2, C96.7, C96.9, C97 37000

Non-Cancer Causes of Death
Non-Cancer Causes of Death ICD-8
(1968-1978) #
ICD-9
(1979-1998) #
ICD-10
(1999+) #
Recode
In situ, benign or unknown behavior neoplasm 208-239 210-237, 238.0-238.5, 238.7-238.9, 239 D00-D48 38000
Tuberculosis 010-018 010-018 A15-A19 50000
Syphilis 090-097 090-097 A50-A53 50010
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) (1987+) N/A 042-044 B20-B24 50040%
Septicemia 038 038 A40-A41 50030
Other Infectious and Parasitic Diseases 001-009, 020-037, 039-043, 045-065, 067-076, 078-089, 098-130.1, 130.3-136 001-009, 020-037, 039-041, 045-088, 098-139 A00-A08, A20-A33, A35-A39, A42-A49, A54-B19, B25-B99 50040%
Diabetes Mellitus 250 250 E10-E14 50050
Alzheimers (ICD-9 and 10 only) N/A 331.0 G30 50051
Diseases of Heart 390-398, 402, 404, 410-429 390-398, 402, 404, 410-429 I00-I09, I11, I13, I20-I51 50060
Hypertension without Heart Disease 400-401, 403 401, 403 I10, I12 50070
Cerebrovascular Diseases 430-438 430-438 I60-I69 50080
Atherosclerosis 440 440 I70 50090
Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection 441 441 I71 50100
Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, Capillaries 442-448 442-448 I72-I78 50110
Pneumonia and Influenza 470-474, 480-486 480-487 J09-J18 50120
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Cond 490-493, 519.3 490-496 J40-J47 50130
Stomach and Duodenal Ulcers 531-533 531-533 K25-K28 50140
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 571 571 K70, K73-K74 50150
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 580-584, 593.0-593.3, 593.5 580-589 N00-N07, N17-N19, N25-N27 50160
Complications of Pregnancy, Childbirth, Puerperium 630-678 630-676 A34, O00-O95, O98-O99 50170
Congenital Anomalies 740-759 740-759 Q00-Q99 50180
Certain Conditions Originating in Perinatal Period 760-779 760-779 P00-P96 50190
Symptoms, Signs and Ill-Defined Conditions 780-796 780-799 R00-R99 50200
Accidents and Adverse Effects 800-949* 800-949* V01-X59, Y85-Y86 50210
Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injury 950-959* 950-959* U03, X60-X84, Y87.0 50220
Homicide and Legal Intervention 960-978* 960-978* U01-U02, X85-Y09, Y35, Y87.1, Y89.0 50230
Other Cause of Death -- -- -- 50300

Codes Not Indicating Causes of Death^
Significance of Code Recode
Alive 00000^
State DC not available or state DC available but no COD 41000^
Unknown/missing/invalid COD 99999^

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# All ICD codes are tested for validity prior to generating this variable. Those deemed invalid are classified as Unknown/missing/invalid COD. Those deemed valid but not meeting the definition of any above grouping are classified as Other Cause of Death. The following documents contain an enumeration of valid ICD-8, ICD-9, and ICD-10 causes of death.

+ This variable can be created with or without Mesothelioma (C45) and Kaposi Sarcoma (C46) as separate groupings. The table above documents both possibilities. Note that this is only possible with ICD-10.

$ ICD-8 code 192.5 is coded to Other Endocrine including Thymus for age at death <20 years and Soft Tissue including Heart for age at death 20+ years.

* External causes of injury and poisoning.

% For reasons of patient confidentiality, HIV and Other Infectious and Parasitic Diseases are combined into a single code (50040) in the SEER incidence data.

^ These codes are only applicable when representing cause of death in the SEER incidence data.