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Geographical variation of mortality in Thailand.
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PMID:  18843878     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To examine geographical variation of mortality in Thailand. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Descriptive ecological study using the national vital registration data in 2000, age-specific mortality rate and cause-specific standardized mortality ratio (SMR) were presented at district geographic level. RESULTS: Overall mortality was highly concentrated in the middle part of the upper north, as well as mortality of the working age. Clustering of cause-specific SMR in a single region was found for liver cancer (in the upper northeast region) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (in the upper north region). Clustering in multiple regions was found for renal failure (in the upper north and the upper northeast regions). Dispersed pattern of mortality with no regional clustering was found for leukemia. The geographical pattern of cause-specific mortality might be explained by distribution of incidence and related risk factors. CONCLUSION: Geographical variation of mortality exists and should be used as a target for reducing mortality gap across geographical areas.
Pinij Faramnuayphol; Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong; Supasit Pannarunothai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-10     Completed Date:  2008-12-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1455-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Child, Preschool
Epidemiologic Studies
Infant, Newborn
Middle Aged
Mortality / trends*
Risk Factors
Vital Statistics
Young Adult

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