Mortalidad por causas violentas en la region de las Américas.
Traduction en anglais : Mortality from violent causes in the region of the americas.
With a view to assembling information to aid in decision-making with regard to prevention policies, a study of mortality from violent causes and its trends in the countries of the Americas was carried out.
The study focused on persons under 24 years of age and utilized information from 1980 and 1986 taken from the data base of the Pan American Health Organization.
The causes of death were grouped in accordance with the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision.
Accidental deaths were separated from intentional deaths by means of the following classification: traffic accidents, other accidents, homicides, suicides, and « unknown causes ».
The information on violent deaths was compared with information on deaths from infectious diseases during the same period.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Amérique Latine, Amérique, Homme, Epidémiologie, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Etiologie, Age
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Latin America, America, Human, Epidemiology, West Indies, Central America, Etiology, Age
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0530521
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.