[Classification of causes of death in humans].

  title={[Classification of causes of death in humans].},
  author={Arno Hecht and Mirko R. Weide},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Pathologie},
  volume={138 5},
The cause of death of 2631 deceased persons (2418 adults, 213 children) was determined. Classification is proposed by monocausative, relatively monocausative, competitive and complex causes of death. This classification would be in accordance with types of dying, as suggested by Thieke and Nizze [17]. A comparison of results has revealed far-reaching agreement between the two principles of classification with regard to frequency distribution of causes, except for the category of complex causes… CONTINUE READING