Liver cirrhosis is one of the main causes of death in Mediterranean countries.
A trend towards a global reduction in the mortality rate has been recently reported.
In order to clarify better this trend and in an attempt to hypothesize the future pattern of mortality, we analysed data from 254834 Italian subjects aged 30-79 who died from liver cirrhosis during the period 1972-1986.
We used a log-linear Poisson model to examine the effects of age, calendar period of death and birth cohort.
Our data confirm that both in the population as a whole and after stratification for three geographical areas (Northern, Central and Southern Italy) the mortality rate is decreasing.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cirrhose, Homme, Date naissance, Foie, Mortalité, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie, Epidémiologie, Etude cohorte, Age, Mort, Italie, Europe, Variation géographique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cirrhosis, Human, Birth date, Liver, Mortality, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease, Epidemiology, Cohort study, Age, Death, Italy, Europe, Geographical variation
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