Trends in mortality rates for respiratory disorders were investigated in Italy from 1979 to 1990, using data from the Italian Central Statistical Institute (ISTAT). Mortality from lung cancer increased in all age groups, except for those aged 45-64 yrs after 1985. Respiratory diseases showed a consistent reduction; in particular, mortality from emphysema decreased slowly, and mortality from chronic bronchitis showed a significant reduction in all age groups. However, mortality from asthma increased markedly in all age groups up to 1985, and then levelled off and slightly decreased, although remaining at a higher level than in the 1970s. In 1990, data stratified for age group and gender indicated a higher mortality rate in males, that tended to be age-dependent, with the highest rate ratio male/female in those aged 65-74 yrs. Overall, these data indicate a trend to increased mortality from lung cancer and asthma in Italy in the 1980s.

Mortality rates for respiratory disorders in Italy (1979-1990)

Pistelli F;
1997

Abstract

Trends in mortality rates for respiratory disorders were investigated in Italy from 1979 to 1990, using data from the Italian Central Statistical Institute (ISTAT). Mortality from lung cancer increased in all age groups, except for those aged 45-64 yrs after 1985. Respiratory diseases showed a consistent reduction; in particular, mortality from emphysema decreased slowly, and mortality from chronic bronchitis showed a significant reduction in all age groups. However, mortality from asthma increased markedly in all age groups up to 1985, and then levelled off and slightly decreased, although remaining at a higher level than in the 1970s. In 1990, data stratified for age group and gender indicated a higher mortality rate in males, that tended to be age-dependent, with the highest rate ratio male/female in those aged 65-74 yrs. Overall, these data indicate a trend to increased mortality from lung cancer and asthma in Italy in the 1980s.
Desideri, M; Viegi, G; Carrozzi, L; Pedreschi, M; Pistelli, F; Maggiorelli, F; Fornai, E; Paoletti, P; Giuntini, C
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