Cambios en la manera de reportar muertes por lesiones no intencionales, los estados unidos de américa

Translated title of the contribution: Changes in reporting of unintentional injury deaths, United States of America

Peishan Ning, David C. Schwebel, Haitao Chu, Motao Zhu, Guoqing Hu

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Abstract

Objective To quantify how changes in reporting of specific causes of death and of selecting underlying cause from among multiple causes of death contribute to trends in mortality from unintentional injury in Americans aged 65 years or older. Methods We extracted age-standardized unintentional injury mortality data in the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention online databases from 1999 to 2016. We used an attribution method to calculate two indicators: the proportion of mortality with specific codes out of all mortality; and the proportion of mortality with underlying cause of death selected from multiple causes of death. We conducted a linear regression to examine the changes over time in these proportions and in reported and age-adjusted mortality. Findings From 1999 through 2016, the proportion of cause-specific unintentional injury mortality in this age group increased from 74% in 1999 (136.9 out of 185.0 per 100 000 population) to 85% in 2016 (143.0 out of 169.1 per 100 000 population) based on multiple causes of death codes. The proportions of mortality with underlying cause of death selected out of multiple causes of death rose in all specific causes of unintentional injury except motor vehicle crash. Age-standardized mortality attributed to reporting changes increased steadily between 1999 and 2016. The increases for overall unintentional injury, fall, motor vehicle crash, suffocation, poisoning and fire or hot object were 24.2, 13.5, 2.1, 2.3, 1.6 and 0.4 deaths per 100 000 persons, respectively. Conclusion Changes in data reporting affect trends in overall and specific unintentional injury mortality over time for older Americans.

Translated title of the contributionChanges in reporting of unintentional injury deaths, United States of America
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)190-199
Number of pages10
JournalBulletin of the World Health Organization
Volume97
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2019

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