In 2018, there were 11,523 deaths caused by carbon monoxide poisoning reported in China, with the highest number of deaths in January (2,845), February (2,321), and December (2,010). The proportions of carbon monoxide poisoning deaths occurring at home were far higher than that of other places in the winter with the highest proportions occurring in December (72.59%), January (67.42%), and February (66.48%). The proportion of deaths occurring at home remained stable in the summer months such as June (51.41%), July (50.00%), and August (52.78%). This suggests carbon monoxide poisoning in winter months needs further attention and awareness.
Source: China Cause of Death Reporting System (CDRS), 2018.
|①||Deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning are identified using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) underlying cause of death codes T58 and X47.|
|②||Based on the ICD-10 underlying cause of death codes, dying at home is defined using the code X47.0 and dying in other places is defined using codes T58 and X47 excluding X47.0.|