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  1. First hospital-admission rate as an epidemiological indicator for patients with multiple sclerosis in Stockholm, 1984-1993.

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives

    To evaluate the first hospital-admission patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the population.

    Material and methods

    By using the data from hospital discharge registry of MS diagnosis in Stockholm during 1984-1993, we calculated rates of first hospital-admission patients with MS in the population and evaluated the temporal trend of the rates during the study period.

    Results

    There were 719 first hospital-admission patients with MS corresponding to 1556 admissions.

    The mean age at the first admission was nearly the same for male patients (44.3 years, SD : 12.9) and for female patients (44.6 years, SD : 13.7).

    The mean annual rate of first hospital-admission patients with MS was 4.46 per 100,000 person-years.

    The sex rate ratio of first hospital-admission patients with MS between females and males was 2.19 : 1. Conclusion - The first hospital-admission rate of MS could be used as an epidemiological indicator which is useful in planning of hospital service for MS patients.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Sclérose en plaque, Admission hôpital, Hospitalisation, Prévalence, Suède, Europe, Etude longitudinale, Epidémiologie, Marqueur épidémiologique, Evolution, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Maladie inflammatoire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Multiple sclerosis, Hospital admission, Hospitalization, Prevalence, Sweden, Europe, Follow up study, Epidemiology, Epidemiological marker, Evolution, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Inflammatory disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0321411

    Code Inist : 002B17F. Création : 16/11/1999.