Table 5

Cause of deaths in practice August 1985–July 2000

Cause of death (ICD codes)*Frequency%
*Underlying cause of death derived from death certificate information in 483 cases (88%).
Diseases of circulatory system (390–459)21537.2
    Ischaemic heart disease (410–411)10818.7
    Cerebrovascular disease (430–438)529.0
Neoplasms (140–239)14124.4
    Trachea, bronchus and lung (162)42
    Digestive organs and peritoneum (150–159)35
    Lymphatic (200–208)15
    Bone,skin and breast (170–175)14
Diseases of the respiratory system (460–519)8514.7
Injury and poisoning (800–999)274.7
Diseases of the digestive system (520–579)234.0
All other causes569.6
No information about cause315.4
Total578100.0