Table 1

Mortality rates for selected causes, and sensitivity estimates for suicide certification by type of classification, Poland, 1970-2009
ICD-8 ICD-9 ICD-10
Time period 1970-1979 1983-1996 1997-2009
Rate per 100,000 Total Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females
  Suicide 11.9 20.2 4.1 13.5 22.9 4.6 15.0 26.3 4.5
  Undetermined intent 4.4 6.8 2.1 5.6 9.2 2.2 6.4 10.5 2.5
  Unknown cause - - - 49.7 37.2 61.5 35.2 31.6 38.6
  Unintentional poisoning 3.8 6.5 1.2 6.9 11.5 2.6 4.4 7.5 1.4
Sensitivity (%)
  Upper limit 1 73 75 66 71 71 68 70 71 64
  Lower limit 2 - - - 18 28 06 25 35 10

1 (suicides/suicides + deaths of undetermined intent) x 100.

2 (suicides/suicides + deaths of undetermined intent, unknown causes, and unintentional poisoning) x 100.

Höfer et al.

Höfer et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:644   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-644

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