Background Cardiovascular mortality has been declining in Denmark over the past 20 years.
Trends in incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) over the period 1982-1991 are described within the framework of the World Health Organization MONICA Project.
Methods The DAN-MONICA heart register included all cases of MI in 25-74-year-old men and women living in I 1 municipalities around Glostrup County Hospital evolving over a period of 10 years.
They were identified retrospectively based mainly on relevant ICD diagnoses in death certificates and hospital discharge reports.
Cases meeting WHO-MONICA criteria for definite or possible MI, recurrent as well as first-ever MI, were registered.
Subsequent tracing of cases through national registers on deaths and hospitalizations by means of the patient's civil registration number ensured the completeness of the registration.
Results A total of 6025 cases of MI occurred in the period, 4532 among men and 1493 among women.
A total of 2923 men and 1047 women had a first-ever Ml in the period.
The age-standardized rates show a definite decline over the registration period for men and a less distinct decline for women.
Conclusions The DAN-MONICA heart register meets the requirements for completeness and uniformity throughout the registration period.
Causes and magnitude of bias are well described. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Infarctus, Myocarde, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Evolution, Homme, Danemark, Europe, OMS, Registre, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie coronaire, Myocarde pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infarct, Myocardium, Epidemiology, Incidence, Evolution, Human, Denmark, Europe, WHO, Register, Cardiovascular disease, Coronary heart disease, Myocardial disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0222646
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 16/11/1999.