SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.132 número10Fístula carótido-cavernosa: importancia de su diagnóstico y tratamiento oportunos para prevenir la cegueraLas golosinas en la alimentación infantil: Análisis antropológico nutricional índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados

Revista

Articulo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

Compartir


Revista médica de Chile

versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887

Resumen

SZOT MEZA, Jorge. Mortality caused by acute myocardial infarction in Chile in the period 1990-2001. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2004, vol.132, n.10, pp.1227-1233. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872004001000011.

Background: Acute myocardial infarction is the first cause of death among adults in Chile. It caused 5,650 deaths during 2001. Aim: To analyze the evolution and mortality of Acute Myocardial Infarction in Chile between 1990 and 2001. Material and methods: Analysis of data on mortality caused by Acute Myocardial Infarction in Chile, obtained from the databases of the Ministry of Health. The adjusted mortality rates and disability adjusted life years (DALY) were calculated for the period. Results: In the study period, adjusted mortality decreased from 86 to 67.6 deaths/100,000 inhabitants. The DALYs ratio between men and women increased from 2.7 to 2.9. The mean death age for men and women was 69.9 and 76.5 years respectively (p <0.001). Forty five percent of women and 51% of men died at home, 78% of women and 66% of men received medical attention. Conclusions: Although there was a reduction in mortality caused by acute myocardial infarction in the study period, there are still gender differences in the age of death, and access to medical care (Rev Méd Chile 2004; 132: 1227-33)

Palabras clave : Cause of deaths; Myocardial infarction; Sick leave.

        · texto en Español     · Español ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons