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Short SAS Name
ENTITY_COND_1 (through ENTITY_COND_8)

This field identifies the first eight underlying causes of death codes as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited).

Each condition takes 7 positions in the record Position1: Part/line number on certificate
CodeCode value
1
Part I, line 1 (a)
2
Part I, line 2 (b)
3
Part I, line 3 (c)
4
Part I, line 4 (d)
5
Part I, line 5 (e)
6
Part II
Position 2: Sequence of condition within part/line Code range:1-7 Position 3-6: Condition code (See ICD-9 or ICD-10 codes) Whenever there is a 4-position code, there is always an implied decimal after the 3rd position. Position 7: Nature of Injury flag (only for ICD-9 codes)
CodeCode value
1
the code in positions 3-6 is a Nature of Injury ICD-9 code
0
all other codes