To study sudden unexplained death syndrome (SUDS) in north-east Thailand, a mailed screening questionnaire and direct retrospective interview of relatives or witnesses of the incident was carried out in four administrative districts of Khon Kaen Province, north-east Thailand.
Healthy villagers, 20-49 years, who died suddenly without explanation were identified as cases.
Live healthy villagers who were age- and sex-matched with the dead served as controls.
The study showed that all but one case were male with a mean age of 38+-8 years.
The incidence of SUDS was 38 per 100000 men 20-49 years old per year.
The peak risk was at 45-49 years.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mort subite, Nord est, Homme, Epidémiologie, Rétrospective, Thaïlande, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sudden death, Northeast, Human, Epidemiology, Retrospective, Thailand, Asia
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Cote : 93-0280390
Code Inist : 002B27B11. Création : 199406.