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Bronchial asthma deaths in Jamaica.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10097664     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Many countries have reported an increase in the death rate from bronchial asthma. Evaluation of the situation in Jamaica was undertaken to see if the trend is similar to that reported from elsewhere by analysing deaths for the period 1980 to 1989. There was an increase in the death rate during the period studied, most marked in females in rural areas. Most of the deaths occurred outside medical facilities. The reasons for these trends are not clear.
P W Scott; R L Mullings
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The West Indian medical journal     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0043-3144     ISO Abbreviation:  West Indian Med J     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-21     Completed Date:  1999-04-21     Revised Date:  2008-03-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417410     Medline TA:  West Indian Med J     Country:  JAMAICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, University of the West Indies, Jamaica.
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MeSH Terms
Asthma / mortality*
Jamaica / epidemiology
Mortality / trends

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