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Table 1 Summary of definitions

From: Modifiable sleep-related risk factors in infant deaths in Cook County, Illinois

  Definition Categorization
Manner of death medical-legal: term listed on a death certificate 5 categories: natural, accident, homicide, suicide, undetermined intent
Cause of injury mechanism by which decedent sustained (fatal) injury brief description
Cause of death, by immediate cause biological: “final disease or condition resulting in death” 2 categories: listed or could not be determined
Cause of death, by underlying code biological: “disease or injury that initiated the events resulting in death” International Classification of Disease, tenth edition (ICD-10) codes