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Video Tutorials

You may view video tutorials regarding death registration by clicking this link.

Examples of How to Complete the Cause of Death

Please click on the following links to view and practice completing a cause of death statement.  Information provided in these examples was provided by "Physicians' Handbook on Medical Certification of Death" 2003 revision, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Centers for Health Statistics.
Case History 1
Case History 2
Case History 3
Case History 4
Case History 5
Case History 6
Additional information about the cause of death can be viewed through this PowerPoint-PDF File and contains information on the following:
  • Organ System Failure
  • Neoplasms
  • Part II of the death certificate
  • Doubt and Cause-of-Death
  • Common Problems
  • The Elderly Decedent
  • The Infant Decedent
  • SIDS