Appendix A Comparability Ratios for the Major Causes of Death in North Carolina Vital Statistics

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  title={Appendix A Comparability Ratios for the Major Causes of Death in North Carolina Vital Statistics},
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    T he comparability ratio is an adjustment factor that is applied to the number of deaths coded to a cause-of-death category under the International Classification of Diseases, 9 th Revision (ICD-9) to make the number more comparable to the number coded under the 10 th Revision (ICD-10). In North Carolina, causes of death were coded using ICD-9 from 1979 through 1998, and using ICD-10 beginning in 1999. The comparability ratios indicate the extent of discontinuities in cause-of-death trends… CONTINUE READING