Mortality, causes of death

There are various ways to classify causes of death. This article classifies the causes of death into the main categories of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10), established by the World Health Organization (WHO). This classification contains a systematic list of diseases and health problems.
The main categories of the ICD can be subdivided into smaller categories, such as cancer by localisation (e.g. lung cancer, colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, breast cancer), specific cardiovascular diseases (e.g. acute myocardial infarction and stroke) and a further classification of psychological disorders and diseases of the nervous system (e.g. dementia, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis).
Earlier this year, Statistics Netherlands published a news article on dementia as a cause of death. The ICD sub categories were taken as a basis to compare the various causes of death.

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