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Am J Public Health. 1999 Dec;89(12):1883-5.

Long-term trends in childhood infectious disease mortality rates.

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Department of Pediatrics, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria 61637, USA. jhd@uic.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

This study assessed long-term trends in US childhood infectious disease mortality rates (CIDMR).

METHODS:

We calculated age-adjusted and age group-specific US CIDMR (1968-1996) by using data from the Compressed Mortality File (1968-1992, 1996) and Multiple Cause of Death Files (1993-1995) of the National Center for Health Statistics and English data for historical comparison (1861-1964).

RESULTS:

US CIDMR declined continuously from 1968 to 1996, although the rate of decline slowed after 1974. Respiratory and central nervous system categories declined most; HIV-related deaths offset these declines somewhat.

CONCLUSIONS:

CIDMR declined nearly 200-fold between 1861 and 1996, but no substantive improvement occurred after 1986.

PMID:
10589325
PMCID:
PMC1509028
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.89.12.1883
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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