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Table 8 Distribution of errors in death certificates with causes of death according to ICD-10 classification (N = 204)

From: Errors in cause-of-death statement on death certificates in intensive care unit of Kathmandu, Nepal

Causes of death Errors in death certificate
Absent n (%) Present n (%)
Diseases of the respiratory system 14 (22.6 %) 48 (77.4 %)
Diseases of the nervous system 13 (38.2 %) 21 (61.8 %)
Diseases of the digestive system 5 (15.2 %) 28 (84.9 %)
Diseases of the genitourinary system 4 (12.1 %) 29 (87.9 %)
Neoplasms 4 (28.6 %) 10 (71.4 %)
External causes of morbidity and mortality 1 (8.3 %) 11 (91.7 %)
Diseases of the circulatory system 1 (16.7 %) 5 (83.3 %)
Poisoning 2 (40 %) 3 (60 %)
Others 0 (0 %) 5 (100 %)