NCHS ICD-10 Rankable Causes (Leading Causes)


ICD Order
Salmonella Infections (A01-A02)
Shigellosis and Amebiasis (A03, A06)
Enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile (A04.7)
Tuberculosis (A16-A19)
Whooping Cough (A37)
Scarlet Fever and Erysipelas (A38, A46)
Meningococcal Infection (A39)
Septicemia (A40-A41)
Syphilis (A50-A53)
Acute Poliomyelitis (A80)
Arthropod-Borne Viral Encephalitis (A83-A84, A85.2)
Measles (B05)
Viral Hepatitis (B15-B19)
Human Immunodeficiency Virus [HIV] (B20-B24)
Malaria (B50-B54)
Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] (C00-C97)
Non-Malignant Neoplasms (D00-D48)
Anemias (D50-D64)
Diabetes Mellitus (E10-E14)
Nutritional Deficiencies (E40-E64)
Meningitis (G00, G03)
Parkinson's Disease (G20-G21)
Alzheimer's Disease (G30)
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09, I11, I13, I20-I51)
Hypertension and Hypertensive Renal Disease (I10, I12, I15)
Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] (I60-I69)
Atherosclerosis (I70)
Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection (I71)
Influenza and Pneumonia (J10-J18)
Acute Bronchitis and Bronchiolitis (J20-J21)
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47)
Pneumoconioses and Chemical Effects (J60-J66, J68)
Pneumonitis due to Solids and Liquids (J69)
Peptic Ulcer (K25-K28)
Diseases of Appendix (K35-K38)
Hernia (K40-K46)
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70, K73-K74)
Cholelithiasis, Gallbladder Disorders (K80-K82)
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Nephrosis (N00-N07, N17-N19, N25-N27)
Infections of Kidney (N10-N12, N13.6, N15.1)
Hyperplasia of Prostate (N40)
Female Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases (N70-N76)
Pregnancy, Childbirth, Puerperium (O00-O99)
Conditions Arising in Perinatal Period (P00-P96)
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99)
Assault [Homicide] (U01-U02, X85-Y09, Y87.1)
Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] (U03, X60-X84, Y87.0)
Accidents [Injuries] (V01-X59, Y85-Y86)
Legal Intervention (Y35, Y89.0)
Operations of War and their Sequelae (Y36, Y89.1)
Medical and Surgical Care Complications (Y40-Y84, Y88)

Alphabetical Order
Accidents [Injuries] (V01-X59, Y85-Y86)
Acute Bronchitis and Bronchiolitis (J20-J21)
Acute Poliomyelitis (A80)
Alzheimer's Disease (G30)
Anemias (D50-D64)
Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection (I71)
Arthropod-Borne Viral Encephalitis (A83-A84, A85.2)
Assault [Homicide] (U01-U02, X85-Y09, Y87.1)
Atherosclerosis (I70)
Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] (I60-I69)
Cholelithiasis, Gallbladder Disorders (K80-K82)
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70, K73-K74)
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47)
Conditions Arising in Perinatal Period (P00-P96)
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99)
Diabetes Mellitus (E10-E14)
Diseases of Appendix (K35-K38)
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09, I11, I13, I20-I51)
Enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile (A04.7)
Female Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases (N70-N76)
Hernia (K40-K46)
Human Immunodeficiency Virus [HIV] (B20-B24)
Hyperplasia of Prostate (N40)
Hypertension and Hypertensive Renal Disease (I10, I12, I15)
Infections of Kidney (N10-N12, N13.6, N15.1)
Influenza and Pneumonia (J10-J18)
Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] (U03, X60-X84, Y87.0)
Legal Intervention (Y35, Y89.0)
Malaria (B50-B54)
Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] (C00-C97)
Measles (B05)
Medical and Surgical Care Complications (Y40-Y84, Y88)
Meningitis (G00, G03)
Meningococcal Infection (A39)
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Nephrosis (N00-N07, N17-N19, N25-N27)
Non-Malignant Neoplasms (D00-D48)
Nutritional Deficiencies (E40-E64)
Operations of War and their Sequelae (Y36, Y89.1)
Parkinson's Disease (G20-G21)
Peptic Ulcer (K25-K28)
Pneumoconioses and Chemical Effects (J60-J66, J68)
Pneumonitis due to Solids and Liquids (J69)
Pregnancy, Childbirth, Puerperium (O00-O99)
Salmonella Infections (A01-A02)
Scarlet Fever and Erysipelas (A38, A46)
Septicemia (A40-A41)
Shigellosis and Amebiasis (A03, A06)
Syphilis (A50-A53)
Tuberculosis (A16-A19)
Viral Hepatitis (B15-B19)
Whooping Cough (A37)


Note: The NCHS potential leading causes of death are taken from the NCHS 113 Selected Cause List.
Note: There are too many "non-rankable causes" to list.
Note: Enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile was added by NCHS in 2009
Source: NCHS Instruction Manual Part 9
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