Trends it coronary heart disease in Queensland, 1971-1980 an interpretation

Siskind V., Bain C. and Wilson A. (1987) Trends it coronary heart disease in Queensland, 1971-1980 an interpretation. American Journal of Epidemiology, 126 5: 871-881. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a114724

Author Siskind V.
Bain C.
Wilson A.
Title Trends it coronary heart disease in Queensland, 1971-1980 an interpretation
Journal name American Journal of Epidemiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-9262
Publication date 1987-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a114724
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 126
Issue 5
Start page 871
End page 881
Total pages 11
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Subject 2713 Epidemiology
Abstract Routine data on mortality and hospital activity were used to estimate changes in coronary heart disease mortality, case fatality, and hospitalizations In the Australian state of Queensland over the decade 1971-1980. Acute myocardial infarction (International Classification of Diseases (lCD) 410) and other lschemic heart disease (lCD 411-414) were considered separately. For acute myocardial infarction, age-adjusted total mortality declined by about one fourth in both men and women; in-hospital mortality decreased somewhat more and deaths out of hospital correspondingly less. The age-adjusted case fatality ratio fell by the same amount (29%), in both sexes. Similar trends occurred at all ages. Admission rates decreased 11% in men and 18% in women. Similar patterns were evident for other ischemlc heart disease except for admissions, which rose 23% among men and remained at the same level in women. These findings suggest that both declining Incidence, particularly in the form of fewer deaths out of hospital, and Improvements in care may have contributed to the general decline in coronary heart disease mortality In this community. Without direct measures of incidence or changing disease severity, the relative contributions of each factor cannot be examined.
Keyword Coronary disease
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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