This field groups (or recodes) the NDI ICD-10 code cause of death into 358 categories. The list reflects 358 selected causes of death.
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. Note that this field is not populated for a large proportion of 2008 records due to source data issues.
Researchers wishing to obtain this NDI segment of the MBSF must obtain an additional approval beyond the CMS DUA.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Death Index (NDI)