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International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD)

Country / Area: Myanmar

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 (ICD) Tenth Revision
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.No-internet
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?ICD 10 comprises three volumes:
Volume (1) contains the main classification.
Volume (2) provides guidance to users of the ICD.
Volume (3) is the Alphabetical Index to the classification.

Most of Volume (1) is taken up with the main classification, composed of three character catagories and the tabular list of inclusions and four character subcategories. The "core' classification - the list of three - character categories (Volume 1, PP 29-104) is the mandatory level for reporting to the WHO mortality database and for general international comparisons. This core classification also lists chapter and block titles. The tabular list, giving the full detail of the four character level, is divided into 21 chapters ( PP 105-1175).

2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Chapter I to XVII related to diseases and other morbid conditions.
Chapter XVIII covers Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified.
Chapter XIX to injuries, poisoning and certain other consequences of external courses.
Chapter XX External causer of morbidity and mortality, was tranditionally used to classify causes of injury and poisoning, but,since the Ninth Revision, has also provided for any recorded external cause of diseases and other morbid conditions
Chapter XXI Factors influencing health status and contact with heath services.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes, the structure of the ICD are vital for statisticians and analysis of health information as well as for coders. Accurater and consistent use of the ICD depends on the correct application of all three volumes.
The International Conference for the Ninth Revision of the International classification of Diseases, convened by WHO met in Geneva from 30 September to 6 October 1975.
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, the classification structure is identical to the international standard.
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.Yes, deviations from the international standard rules. We are compilation on vital statistics in compliance with international standard.
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.)We sent the vital statistics data to World Development Indicator, UN, ADB.
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.If correct and accuate the vital statistics data, we have plan to use Microsoft Access in future.
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.CSO do Yearly vital statistics data to the international level CSO produces the official data in publication.
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.)CSO uses the ICD 10 (Tenth Revision).
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? 
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.)The current version is Tenth Revision.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes. 
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?We used Tenth revision since 2000.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)CSO compiled Vital Statistics data based on the ninth revision the WHO later this system was modified to be in line with the requirement of International Classification of Diseases.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsYes, they are linking in each version.
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))The coding structure of the Ninth Revision.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes, we do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?The former classification implemented in 30th September 1975.
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.Statistical data are not still collected or published according to the former classification.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?We have been amended based in the recommendation of the WHO, UN, ASEAN, WDI, ASCC.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Yes, correspondence tables do exist between the national and the international classification.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)? 
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?We compile a national coding Index with according to the (ICD)-10.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Microsoft Access.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Microsoft Access.
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationDepartment of Health Planning, & Department of Health are responsible for the development and maintenance of the classification.
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryDr.Thet Thet Mu (Director - DHP) Ph:067-431075
Dr. Thuzar Chit Tin (Deputy Director - DOH)Ph:067-411392
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 12/5/2013