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Food-related choking deaths among the elderly.
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PMID:  24003082     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
During 2007-2010 in the USA, 2214 deaths among people aged ≥65 were attributed to choking on food. The death rate for this cause is higher among the elderly than among any other age group. Using data from the US National Vital Statistics System, we examined the relationship between food suffocation and other causes of death listed on the death certificate. Among decedents aged ≥65, the three most common additional conditions listed on the death certificate were heart disease, dementia and diabetes. However, after estimating the expected joint frequency of other causes based on the overall distribution of all causes of death, we find that three causes-dementia (including Alzheimer's disease), Parkinson's disease and pneumonitis-are most strongly associated with deaths from choking on food among older people.
Authors:
Ellen Kramarow; Margaret Warner; Li-Hui Chen
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-9-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1475-5785     ISO Abbreviation:  Inj. Prev.     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-9-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9510056     Medline TA:  Inj Prev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Office of Analysis and Epidemiology, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, , Hyattsville, Maryland, USA.
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