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[Validation of causes of death by age]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature21134
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1999 Feb 28;119(6):826-30
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-28-1999
Author
L L HÃ¥heim
Author Affiliation
Livsforsikringsselskapenes Medisinsk-Statistiske Institutt, Ullevål sykehus, Oslo.
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1999 Feb 28;119(6):826-30
Date
Feb-28-1999
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Age Factors
Aged
Autopsy - statistics & numerical data
Cause of Death
Child
Child, Preschool
Death Certificates
English Abstract
Female
Humans
Infant
Male
Middle Aged
Norway - epidemiology
Registries
Reproducibility of Results
Sex ratio
Abstract
In Norway the percentage of autopsies has gradually decreased during the 1986 to 1994 period. As a consequence, the Cause of Death Registry has to rely to a greater extent on physicians' certificates only. The overall percent of autopsies was reduced from 13.8% in 1986 to 9.1% in 1994 (Haukeland Hospital, Bergen, not included). The frequency decreased with age, was lowest in women, and differed according to cause of death. In the examined age groups of 0 year, 1-59 years and 60 years and above the percentage changes were as follows in women: 69.9% to 48.9%, 35.8% to 27.2%; 11.5% to 5.7%. In men the changes were: 72.2% to 54.7%; 44.5% to 39.2%; 15.1% to 8.65%. Deaths due to cancer, congenital disorders and perinatal deaths were all validated if possible. About 40% of deaths due to accidents, poisoning and violence were validated. Myocardial infarctions were autopsied more frequently than stroke. The extent of validation of cause of death during this period is discussed.
PubMed ID
10101946 View in PubMed
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