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International Statistical Classification of Diseases & Related Health Problems

Country / Area: India

Classification category: Other classifications

General information
1 (a)Name of the current national classification (full name in official national languages and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)International Statistical Classification of Diseases & Related Health Problems (ICD –
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes, It can be accessed from WHO Website: www.who.int/classifications/icd/en/ -
10th revision.
Classification structure
2 (a)Please describe the structure of the classification: How many levels does the classification have? (Please provide labels, such as “Division”, “Class”) How many categories exist at each level?Only one level and one category.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.e. g. ICD-10 Code for Cholera – A00, Diphtheria – A36, Whopping Cough – A37.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes, as per International Standards of WHO.
3 (b)Is the classification structure identical to the international standard or, if not, how does it differ? (e.g. have additional levels been added to the international standard or have changes been made within the level of the international structure, such as aggregations or additional breakdowns)Yes, it is based on WHO Classification System of Morbidity & Mortality.
3 (c)Please describe deviations from the international standard (in terms of structure, methodology or application rules). Please use examples, if a general statement is not possible.Not Applicable.
3 (d)At what level of the international standard can data be reported for international comparison? (Please provide examples of programmes / indicators if reporting takes place at different levels of the classification.)ICD-10 codes are same throughout the world.
3 (e)If no links to international classifications exist or no international standard is used, please state if there are plans to use international norms in the future.Not Applicable.
Classification uses
4 (a)Please state for which statistical purposes (surveys etc.) this classification is used and if there are users outside of the Statistical Office. Please indicate at which level the classification is used for data collection and for data publishing.ICD-10 codes are being used for compilation of Statistics for Morbidity and Mortality
in the Country.
4 (b)Please give the names of institutions that use the classification for non-statistical purposes (as opposed to statistical purposes in question 4(a)). Also indicate the kind of use (e.g. tax offices, social security, customs, enterprise register, employment services, work permits etc.)Insurance Sector.
4 (c)Please indicate if alternative classifications are used by other institutions of the economy. Are these classifications available and useful for the Statistical Office?Not Applicable.
Implementation / revision status
5 (a)Please state the date of the official adoption of the classification. If not yet adopted, please indicate the current state (e.g. in development, sent for approval, in printing, ready to be distributed etc.)From year 2000 by Government of India.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.From year 2000 onwards in India.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Yes (by WHO).
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)ICD – 9.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsMaintained by WHO not by the Country.
5 (f)Please describe the structure of the former classification and indicate the number of items at each level of the classification. (similar to question 2(a))Not Applicable.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Not Applicable.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Information not available.
5 (i)Are statistical data still collected or published according to the former classification? Please indicate if this statistical data is collected or published by the Statistical Office or elsewhere.No Please.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?No, only training material on ICD-10 available in the country.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?No
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Not Applicable.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?Not Applicable.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)PDF
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Yes
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationWHO (HQ), Geneva
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquirywww. Who.int/classification/icd/en/
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantNot Applicable.

Source: UN questionnaire, 10/1/2012