This field groups (or recodes) the NDI ICD-10 code cause of death into 113 categories. The list reflects 113 selected causes of death and enterocolitis due to Clostridium Difficile.
Additional information regarding these categories can be found on the CDC website (see https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/dvs/Part9InstructionManual2011.pdf).
Available for 1999-2016. Researchers wishing to obtain this NDI segment of the MBSF must obtain an additional approval beyond the CMS DUA. Note that this field is not populated for a large proportion of 2008 records due to source data issues.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Death Index (NDI)