Table 1

Effect of age on sensitivity and predictive accuracy of death certificate diagnoses of coronary heart disease (CHD) in Brighton1-150

Diagnosis of CHDAge (years)
StudyCertificate<6565–74
PositivePositive125237
PositiveNegative1621
NegativePositive19102
Sensitivity of certificate89%92%
Predictive rate of certificate87%70%
  • 1-150 ICD (9th ed) codes 410–414 as the underlying cause of death.