To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many death certificates showed hypothermia as (a) the cause of death and (b) a contribution to the causes of death in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
The information requested is given in the table.
|Number of deaths (a) with hypothermia as underlying cause of death and (b) with any mention of hypothermia on the death certificate, England and Wales, 1980–89|
|1 Assigned to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 9th revision codes 778.3 and 991.6.|
For 1986 to 1989 neonatal deaths are included in the mentions but NOT in the underlying cause of death (neonatal deaths were not given an underlying cause of death from 1 January 1986 onwards).