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WHO MONICA Project: assessing CHD mortality and morbidity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2807706     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the WHO MONICA Project mortality and morbidity from acute myocardial infarction is being monitored in 39 Collaborating Centres in 26 countries for a period of 10 years. The myocardial infarction registration procedures have been standardized and suspect coronary events are classified into diagnostic categories according to common criteria. This paper presents ischaemic heart disease mortality figures, based on routine statistics for the study populations and discusses cross-sectional comparability of morbidity data from event registration. Because of differences in availability of data used for diagnostic classification of events (such as autopsy data) the proportions of different diagnostic categories vary from centre to centre. There are, therefore, problems in cross-sectional comparison of morbidity data between the centres. The primary target of event registration in the project is to monitor morbidity changes within centres during the ten-year period. This goal should not be affected by the problems described in this paper.
J Tuomilehto; K Kuulasmaa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of epidemiology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0300-5771     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Epidemiol     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-12-21     Completed Date:  1989-12-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802871     Medline TA:  Int J Epidemiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S38-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / epidemiology,  mortality*
Population Surveillance
Research Design / standards
World Health Organization

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