The aims of the study were :
(i) to identify trends in the underlying cause-of-death statistics that are due to changes in the coders'selection and coding of causes, and (ii) to identify changes in the coders'documented registration principles that can explain the observed trends in the statistics. 31 Basic Tabulation List categories from the Swedish national cause-of-death register for 1970-1988 were studied.
The coders'tendency to register a condition as the underlying cause of death (the underlying cause ratio) was estimated by dividing the occurrence or the condition as underlying cause (the underlying cause rate) with the total registration of the condition (the multiple cause rate).
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Statistique, Causalité, Mortalité, Codage, Suède, Homme, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Methodology, Statistics, Causality, Mortality, Coding, Sweden, Human, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0492790
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199501.