Causes of death in a cohort of 50 465 young men : validity of recorded suicide as underlying cause of death.
We studied causes of death in a cohort of all young males (n=50 465) conscripted for military service in 1969-70.
Six hundred eighty three deaths occurred in the cohort during the follow-up through 1983.
Injury-related deaths accounted for 75% of all deaths.
Of these, 38% were definite suicides, 10% undetermined suicides and 30% motor vehicle accidents.
The validity of officially recorded causes of death was studied by scrutinizing all death certificates (n = 683) and forensic reports, including police reports, toxicological and histological data, from a sample (n=322) of deaths with unclear circumstances.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Adolescent, Homme, Causalité, Epidémiologie, Etude cohorte, Traumatisme, Suicide, Diagnostic, Autopsie, Certificat décès, Suède, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Adolescent, Human, Causality, Epidemiology, Cohort study, Trauma, Suicide, Diagnosis, Autopsy, Death certificate, Sweden, Europe
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.