From 1973 to 1985, the age-adjusted death rate from liver cirrhosis (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, code 571) dropped by 62.7% among adults aged 25-54 years in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
The authors investigated factors associated with this decline by verifying causes of death on death certificates from medical records, coroner's reports, and autopsy reports.
Although death rates from cirrhosis were slightly underestimated from death certificates, the underestimation did not alter the declining mortality trend.
This decline in rates was significant after adjustment of the age, sex, and race effect using statistical modeling.
No significant variability in the time trends was noted between sexes, races, and age groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cirrhose, Foie, Mortalité, Adulte jeune, Homme, Pennsylvanie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Analyse statistique, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cirrhosis, Liver, Mortality, Young adult, Human, Pennsylvania, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Statistical analysis, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease
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