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Impact of AIDS on mortality in San Francisco, 1979-1986.

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Department of Health Services Administration, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

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  • J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 1991;4(4):450.


We used death certificate data for San Francisco residents from 1979 to 1986 to calculate the number of deaths and years of potential life lost before age 65 (YPLL) for leading causes of death. Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related deaths were defined as including cytomegalovirus infection (ICD-9 078.5); cryptococcal infection (ICD-9 117.5); Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (ICD-9 136.3); other malignant neoplasms of the skin, site unspecified (ICD-9 173.9); deficiency of cell-mediated immunity (ICD-9 279.1); and unspecified immunity deficiency (ICD-9 279.3). These deaths increased from 5 (0.1% of all deaths) in 1979 to 534 (6.6%) in 1986. Of the 1,225 deaths caused by AIDS-related diseases during this period, 1,032 (84%) occurred in men aged 20-49 years. AIDS-related deaths increased between 1979 and 1986 from 0 to 44 (25% of all deaths), 0 to 257 (44%), and 0 to 150 (35%) in men aged 20-29 years, 30-39 years, and 40-49 years, respectively. In 1986, AIDS-related diseases were the third leading cause of deaths and the leading cause of YPLL among male San Francisco residents.

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