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Table 2 ICD 10 coding of 19 suicide deaths among pregnant and postpartum women reported from North Central Province, Sri Lanka from 2006 to 2011 (excluding two late maternal deaths due to suicide)

From: Maternal mortality revisited: the application of the new ICD-MM classification system in reference to maternal deaths in Sri Lanka

ICD-10 code ICD-10 Classification n %1
X63 Intentional self-poisoning by and exposure to pesticides 11 13.3
X64 Intentional self-poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances 2 3.6
X68 Intentional self-harm by smoke, fire and flame 2 3.6
X70 Intentional self-harm by hanging, strangulation and suffocation 2 2.4
X71 Intentional self-poisoning by and exposure to other drugs acting on the autonomic nervous system 1 1.2
X76 Intentional self-harm by drowning and submersion 1 1.2
  1. 1Percentage calculated for total maternal deaths (83).