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Analysing a cause of death
« on: Monday 08 April 19 13:11 BST (UK) »
I have a death certificate from 1952. I'm not a medical professional, but if the cause of death is listed as: a) bronchopneumonia; b) hemiplegia and c) cerebral haemmorrhage - does this mean that the person in question died of stroke?

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Re: Analysing a cause of death
« Reply #1 on: Monday 08 April 19 13:15 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat...Most likely.. Hemiplegia is paralysis of one side of the body.
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Re: Analysing a cause of death
« Reply #2 on: Monday 08 April 19 13:15 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat

Usually the first listed (a) is the cause of death. The others listed are other conditions.

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Re: Analysing a cause of death
« Reply #3 on: Monday 08 April 19 13:23 BST (UK) »
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Re: Analysing a cause of death
« Reply #4 on: Monday 08 April 19 13:24 BST (UK) »
Yes Gadget is correct......the other two conditions are contributory factors.
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Re: Analysing a cause of death
« Reply #5 on: Monday 08 April 19 13:27 BST (UK) »
Our posts must have come up together, Carol.

I think David*, the Registrar, wrote about the order on here a while ago. Can't find the thread though.

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Re: Analysing a cause of death
« Reply #6 on: Monday 08 April 19 13:35 BST (UK) »
My reading of that would be that s/he had a non fatal stroke resulting in severe restriction of mobility which lead to bronchopneumonia which was the primary cause of death.
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Re: Analysing a cause of death
« Reply #7 on: Monday 08 April 19 13:38 BST (UK) »
To see the relationship of the conditions, the order is read in reverse  ...

So in this case would mean that c) cerebral haemorrhage led to b) hemiplegia which in turn led to a) bronchopneumonia - which was the actual cause of death.

If there are other illnesses listed as II, they would be conditions present that may have contributed to the death, but not directly related to the condition that caused it ( often includes things like diabetes).

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Re: Analysing a cause of death
« Reply #8 on: Monday 08 April 19 13:51 BST (UK) »
Thank you! Your replies were most informative.