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Statistics of gastro-enteritis mortality in Venezuela.
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PMID:  13813338     Owner:  NLM     Status:  OLDMEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Gastro-enteritis constituted the chief cause of death in Venezuela during the period 1950-54 in both urban and rural areas, being responsible for an annual death-rate of 166 per 100 000 inhabitants, but was a particularly acute problem in localities with under 5000 inhabitants, where only one in every three fatal cases received medical care before death. Although the disease is not a very important cause of neo-natal mortality, nearly 90% of gastro-enteritis deaths occur among children between 4 weeks and 5 years of age. There is some seasonal variation, with relatively low mortality values in the first and last four months of the year and an appreciable rise in the intermediary period.An analysis is made of all death certificates in 1953 on which death was attributed to a cause interpreted as being gastro-enteritis (totalling over 7000), and it is thought that, despite the variable terminology used, the same disease is in fact referred to in the great majority of certificates. The authors suggest measures for ensuring the comparability of gastro-enteritis statistics in the circumstances prevailing in Venezuela.
Authors:
D CURIEL; E DE OCHOA
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of the World Health Organization     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0042-9686     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull. World Health Organ.     Publication Date:  1959  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1960-12-01     Completed Date:  1998-11-01     Revised Date:  2010-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507052     Medline TA:  Bull World Health Organ     Country:  Not Available    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  353-61     Citation Subset:  OM    
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