In Sweden, acute myocardial infarction (AMI) incidence has been found to differ considerably between the neighboring counties of Stockholm and Gävleborg, with an increase in Stockholm during the 1970s.
We estimated the AMI incidence in Stockholm in 1973 and in both areas in 1981.
To determine if there were differences in the validity of hospital discharge diagnoses, random samples of AMI patients were examined for diagnostic criteria for AMI.
In both genders, AMI incidence was higher in Gävleborg than in Stockholm (relative risk (RR) 1.34 for men and 1.21 for women) and increased in Stockholm from 1973 to 1981 (RR 1.21 for men and 1.29 for women).
Mots-clés Pascal : Infarctus, Myocarde, Aigu, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Variation géographique, Evolution, Sortie hôpital, Diagnostic, Critère, Validité, Suède, Europe, Homme, Cardiopathie coronaire, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infarct, Myocardium, Acute, Epidemiology, Incidence, Geographical variation, Evolution, Hospital discharge, Diagnosis, Criterion, Validity, Sweden, Europe, Human, Coronary heart disease, Cardiovascular disease
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