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Short SAS Name

This field identifies the first eight underlying causes of death codes as edited and audited by National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

Each condition takes 5 positions in the record. Positions 1-4: Condition Code (See ICD-9 or ICD-10 codes) Note: Whenever there is a 4-position code, there is always an implied decimal after the 3rd position. Position 5: Nature of Injury Flag (only for ICD-9 codes)
CodeCode value
the code in position 1-4 is a Nature of Injury ICD-9 code
all other codes