The increasing trends of mortality from diabetes mellitus in Taiwan are becoming a public health concern.
The age-adjusted death rate for diabetes was 3.7 per 100,000 population in 1960, which increased to 23.2 per 100,000 in 1988, a 6.3-fold increase over the past 30 years.
The mortality data for diabetes in Taiwan from 1960 to 1988 for both sexes are presented and analysed using an age-period-cohort model in order to gain a better understanding of the possible determinants of the time trends of this disease.
Steeply increasing trends which are particularly prominent in the elderly are found in the periods studied.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diabète, Endocrinopathie, Homme, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Déterminant, Etude statistique, Etude longitudinale, Taiwan, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diabetes mellitus, Endocrinopathy, Human, Mortality, Epidemiology, Determinant, Statistical study, Follow up study, Taiwan, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0052990
Code Inist : 002B21E02. Création : 199406.