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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [trends In Mortality Due To Respiratory Diseases In Elderly, Brazil, 1980 To 1998].
Author: Francisco, Priscila Maria Stolses Bergamo
Donalisio, Maria Rita de Camargo
Lattorre, Maria do Rosário Dias de Oliveira
Abstract: The increase in life expectancy and the decline in mortality rates in Brazil have an impact on social programs to the elderly, especially related to health care. The objective of the study isto analyze the mortality trends for respiratory diseases in elderly. An ecological time series was carried out and mortality data was obtained from the Mortality Information System of the Ministry of Health (SIM/MS-DATA-SUS). it was analyzed the time trends of standardized mortality rates according to age groups (60 to 69, 70 to 79 and 80 years old and more) and gender, using linear regression models. The proportional mortality for this disease group compared to all causes of death was also studied. There were increasing trends for mortality rates in both sexes, especially among males. The proportion of deaths due to respiratory diseases was higher among older ages. Respiratory diseases are one of the main causes of hospitalization and death in the elderly population. Prevention and care for elderly, as well as further etiology studies should be a priority in Brazil.
Subject: Age Distribution
Aged, 80 And Over
Linear Models
Middle Aged
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Sex Distribution
Statistical Distributions
Survival Rate
Citation: Revista De Saúde Pública. v. 37, n. 2, p. 191-6, 2003-Apr.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2003
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