Analysing trends in cardiovascular mortality: some methodological points.

TitreAnalysing trends in cardiovascular mortality: some methodological points.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1984
AuthorsPaccaud, F
JournalSoz Praventivmed
Volume29
Issue6
Pagination253-7
Date Published1984
ISSN0303-8408
Mots-clésAdult, Age Factors, Coronary Disease, Cross-Sectional Studies, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Risk, Switzerland
Abstract

This paper comments on the drop in coronary heart disease mortality observed in Switzerland among middle-aged men since the mid-seventies. Several methodological points are made regarding the consistency of this decline (relationships with mortality from other causes), and the reasons for this drop (possible change in population mix). It is suggested that a more complete use of vital statistics is still possible and that this can provide useful clues for the assessment and the interpretation of mortality trends in the field of cardiovascular epidemiology.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6334947?dopt=Abstract

Alternate JournalSoz Praventivmed
Citation Key / SERVAL ID3689
PubMed ID6334947
                         

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