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Analysis of deaths caused by obstructive pulmonary diseases in Pomerania province in 2001-2004

Marek Niedoszytko, Maria Porzezińska, Marta Chełmińska, Marta Gruchała-Niedoszytko, Jakub Łata, Ewa Jassem
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2007;75(1):40-45.

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Vol 75, No 1 (2007)
ORIGINAL PAPERS
Published online: 2007-04-13
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract


Introduction: Lung diseases, especially COPD, are one of the leading causes of death. The aim of the study was to assess mortality caused by COPD, asthma and cor pulmonale in the years 2001-2004 in the Pomerania province.
Material and methods: Death certificates of patients who died of asthma, COPD or cor pulmonale registered in Regional Health Centre were analyzed.
Results: The mortality rate for COPD was 14.02/100 000, asthma 2.04/100 000 and cor pulmonale 2.4/100 000 inhabitants. Mortality rate from COPD increased from 12.5/100 000 found in 2001 to 15.6/100 000 found in 2004 (p = 0.005). The number of deaths was higher in the winter time. The peak mortality was found in patients 65 years old. 71% of COPD and cor pulmonale patients died in the hospital, whereas 75% of asthma deaths occurred at home (p = 0.0001).
Conclusions: The mortality rates from chronic respiratory diseases in the analyzed population are comparable to data found in other studies. The alarming result is the increase in the number of COPD deaths and high percentage of asthma patients who die at home.

Abstract


Introduction: Lung diseases, especially COPD, are one of the leading causes of death. The aim of the study was to assess mortality caused by COPD, asthma and cor pulmonale in the years 2001-2004 in the Pomerania province.
Material and methods: Death certificates of patients who died of asthma, COPD or cor pulmonale registered in Regional Health Centre were analyzed.
Results: The mortality rate for COPD was 14.02/100 000, asthma 2.04/100 000 and cor pulmonale 2.4/100 000 inhabitants. Mortality rate from COPD increased from 12.5/100 000 found in 2001 to 15.6/100 000 found in 2004 (p = 0.005). The number of deaths was higher in the winter time. The peak mortality was found in patients 65 years old. 71% of COPD and cor pulmonale patients died in the hospital, whereas 75% of asthma deaths occurred at home (p = 0.0001).
Conclusions: The mortality rates from chronic respiratory diseases in the analyzed population are comparable to data found in other studies. The alarming result is the increase in the number of COPD deaths and high percentage of asthma patients who die at home.
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Keywords

asthma; COPD; cor pulmonale; mortality

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Title

Analysis of deaths caused by obstructive pulmonary diseases in Pomerania province in 2001-2004

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 75, No 1 (2007)

Pages

40-45

Published online

2007-04-13

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2007;75(1):40-45.

Keywords

asthma
COPD
cor pulmonale
mortality

Authors

Marek Niedoszytko
Maria Porzezińska
Marta Chełmińska
Marta Gruchała-Niedoszytko
Jakub Łata
Ewa Jassem

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