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Mortality rates for common respiratory diseases in an English population 1979-1998: artefact and substantive trends.

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We analysed a mortality database in which all causes of death on each death certificate were coded, as well as underlying cause, to study trends from 1979 to 1998. Multiple-cause-coded death rates for pneumonia and acute bronchitis fell steadily and consistently. There were complementary rises and falls in death rates for individual chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD)--chronic bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive airways disease--attributable to changes in clinical terminology...

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10.1093/pubmed/fdh099

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of public health (Oxford, England) More from this journal
Volume:
26
Issue:
1
Pages:
8-12
Publication date:
2004-03-01
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EISSN:
1741-3850
ISSN:
1741-3842
Language:
English
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pubs:162612
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uuid:f48d9224-ae43-4977-8796-80a4236d9552
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pubs:162612
Source identifiers:
162612
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2012-12-19

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