SEER Cause of Death Recode 1969+ (1/27/2003)

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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+)#
All Malignant Cancers 140-208, 238.6 C00-C97
Oral Cavity and Pharynx
Lip 140 C00
Tongue 141 C01-C02
Salivary Gland 142 C07-C08
Floor of Mouth 144 C04
Gum and Other Mouth 143, 145 C03, C05-C06
Nasopharynx 147 C11
Tonsil 146.0-146.2 C09
Oropharynx 146.3-146.9 C10
Hypopharynx 148 C12-C13
Other Oral Cavity and Pharynx 149 C14
Digestive System
Esophagus 150 C15
Stomach 151 C16
Small Intestine 152 C17
Colon and Rectum
Colon excluding Rectum 153, 159.0 C18, C26.0
Rectum and Rectosigmoid Junction 154.0-154.1 C19-C20
Anus, Anal Canal and Anorectum 154.2-154.3, 154.8 C21
Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct
Liver 155.0, 155.2 C22.0, C22.2-C22.4, C22.7, C22.9
Intrahepatic Bile Duct 155.1 C22.1
Gallbladder 156.0 C23
Other Biliary 156.1-156.2, 156.8-156.9 C24
Pancreas 157 C25
Retroperitoneum 158.0 C48.0
Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery 158.8-158.9 C45.1+, C48.1-C48.2
Other Digestive Organs 159.8-159.9 C26.8-C26.9, C48.8
Respiratory System
Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear 160 C30-C31
Larynx 161 C32
Lung and Bronchus 162.2-162.5, 162.8-162.9 C34
Pleura 163 C38.4, C45.0+
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
Bones and Joints 170 C40-C41
Soft Tissue including Heart$ 164.1, 171 C47, C49, C38.0, C45.2+
Skin excluding Basal and Squamous
Melanoma of the Skin 172 C43
Other Non-Epithelial Skin 173 C44, C46+
Breast 174-175 C50
Female Genital System
Cervix Uteri 180 C53
Corpus and Uterus, NOS
Corpus Uteri 182 C54
Uterus, NOS 179 C55
Ovary 183.0 C56
Vagina 184.0 C52
Vulva 184.1-184.4 C51
Other Female Genital Organs 181, 183.2-183.5, 183.8-183.9, 184.8-184.9 C57-C58
Male Genital System
Prostate 185 C61
Testis 186 C62
Penis 187.1-187.4 C60
Other Male Genital Organs 187.5-187.9 C63
Urinary System
Urinary Bladder 188 C67
Kidney and Renal Pelvis 189.0-189.1 C64-C65
Ureter 189.2 C66
Other Urinary Organs 189.3-189.4, 189.8-189.9 C68
Eye and Orbit 190 C69
Brain and Other Nervous System 191, 192 C70, C71, C72
Endocrine System
Thyroid 193 C73
Other Endocrine including Thymus$ 164.0, 194 C37, C74-C75
Lymphoma
Hodgkin Lymphoma 201 C81
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 200, 202.0-202.2, 202.8-202.9 C82-C85, C96.3
Myeloma 203.0, 238.6 C90.0, C90.2
Leukemia
Lymphocytic Leukemia
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia 204.0 C91.0
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 204.1 C91.1
Other Lymphocytic Leukemia 202.4, 204.2, 204.8-204.9 C91.2-C91.4, C91.7, C91.9
Myeloid and Monocytic Leukemia
Acute myeloid 205.0, 207.0, 207.2 C92.0, C92.4-C92.5, C94.0, C94.2
Acute Monocytic Leukemia 206.0 C93.0
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia 205.1 C92.1
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
Other Leukemia
Other Acute Leukemia 208.0 C94.4, C94.5, C95.0
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
Mesothelioma (ICD-10 only)+ N/A C45+
Kaposi Sarcoma (ICD-10 only)+ N/A C46+
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

Non-Cancer Causes of Death
Non-Cancer Causes of Death ICD-8
(1968-1978) #
ICD-9
(1979-1998) #
ICD-10
(1999+) #
In situ, benign or unknown behavior neoplasm 208-239 210-237, 238.0-238.5, 238.7-238.9, 239 D00-D48
Tuberculosis 010-019 010-018 A15-A19
Syphilis 090-097 090-097 A50-A53
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) (1987+) N/A 042-044 B20-B24
Septicemia 038 038 A40-A41
Other Infectious and Parasitic Diseases 001-009, 020-037, 039-089, 098-136 001-009, 020-037, 039-041, 045-088, 098-139 A00-A09, A20-A39, A42-A49, A54-B19, B25-B99
Diabetes Mellitus 250 250 E10-E14
Alzheimers (ICD-9 and 10 only) N/A 331.0 G30
Diseases of Heart 390-398, 402, 404-429 390-398, 402, 404-429 I00-I09, I11, I13, I20-I51
Hypertension without Heart Disease 400-401, 403 401, 403 I10, I12
Cerebrovascular Diseases 430-438 430-438 I60-I69
Atherosclerosis 440 440 I70
Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection 441 441 I71
Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, Capillaries 442-448 442-448 I72-I78
Pneumonia and Influenza 470-486 480-487 J10-J18
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Cond 490-493 490-496 J40-J47
Stomach and Duodenal Ulcers 531-533 531-533 K25-K28
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 571 571 K70, K73-K74
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 580-584 580-589 N00-N07, N17-N19, N25-N27
Complications of Pregnancy, Childbirth, Puerperium 630-678 630-676 O00-O99
Congenital Anomalies 740-759 740-759 Q00-Q99
Certain Conditions Originating in Perinatal Period 760-779 760-779 P00-P96
Symptoms, Signs and Ill-Defined Conditions 780-796 780-799 R00-R99
Accidents and Adverse Effects 800-949* 800-949* V01-X59, Y85-Y86
Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injury 950-959* 950-959* X60-X84, Y87.0
Homicide and Legal Intervention 960-978* 960-978* X85-Y09, Y35, Y87.1, Y89.0

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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.