Journal article

Changes in certification of diabetes with cardiovascular diseases increased reported diabetes mortality in Australia and the United States

Timothy Adair, Chalapati Rao

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This paper seeks to better understand diabetes-related mortality in Australia and the United States through analysis of the impact of certification practices of diabetes as a multiple cause of death, specifically with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Vital registration multiple cause of death data in Australia and the United States since 1999 are used to examine trends in the ratio of diabetes reported in Part I (underlying cause) and Part II (associated cause) of the death certificate, when CVDs are also reported. RESULTS: Underlying cause of death (UCOD) statistics mask the magnitude of diabetes-related mortality. In both countries, since 1999 there has ..

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