Pattern of mortality in a tertiary care teaching hospital according to the 11th Revision International classification of disease


  • Gowri Shankar Department of Community Medicine, S. N. Medical College, Navanagar, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India
  • Eshwar B. Kalburgi Department of Surgery, Hangal Sri Kumareshwar Hospital, Navanagar, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India
  • Vetri Selvan Tamilarasan Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, India



Mortality, Tertiary care hospital, ICD classification, Pattern


Background: Mortality is the oldest known health care indicator and a valuable tool for planning and managing in hospitals. Identifying the causes of mortality in hospital is important to monitor the health of the nations, identifying priorities and burden of disease analysis to attempt to estimate the causes of loss of healthy life. Hence this study was done to know the causes of death as per International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 11 among patients who died in Hangal Sri Kumareshwar Hospital in the year 2023.

Methods: A retrospective descriptive study was conducted from 01 January to 31 December 2023 in Hangal Sri Kumareshwar Hospital. All mortality data of the year 2023 in the hospital were included in the study. The content of format included demographic variables of patients on the patient record like age, sex, address, mortality and its causes and classified according to ICD 11. Collected data was analyzed using percentages and Chi-square test.

Results: Out of 505 deaths in Hangal Sri Kumareshwar Hospital and Research centre in 2023, 305 (60.40%) were males and 200 (39.60%) were females. Majority of deaths (31.48%) occurred between 41 to 60 years age group followed by 31.29% deaths occurring between 61 to 80 years age group. Regarding cause of death according to ICD-11, majority (24.16%) had a circulatory disease followed by 16.24% due to an infectious disease.

Conclusions: The National Health Program to combat non communicable diseases has been implemented and the 12th five-year plan has made specific provision for the management and control of non-communicable diseases.


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How to Cite

Shankar, G., Kalburgi, E. B., & Tamilarasan, V. S. (2024). Pattern of mortality in a tertiary care teaching hospital according to the 11th Revision International classification of disease. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 11(6), 2354–2357.



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