Revista Española de Salud Pública
Print version ISSN 1135-5727
RUIZ RAMOS, Miguel. Analysis of variables related with dementia mortality trend. Andalusia, Spain. Rev. Esp. Salud Publica [online]. 2012, vol.86, n.3, pp.219-228. ISSN 1135-5727. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1135-57272012000300002.
Background: The dementias are a cause of mortality have increased over the last years. Therefore is important to analyze the variables more related to its development in Andalusia between 1999 and 2010. Methods: With the deaths of 60 and over by dementia from Andalusia Statistical Institute and the populations from corresponding years, are estimated crude mortality rates, standardized and age-specific; by joinpoint regression was calculated percentages annual change; and also, with the population estimates by marital status and deaths was calculated crude rates and standardized for age, sex and marital status. Results: The standardized mortality rates increased from 124.8 to 161.0 deaths per 100,000 in women and 110.3 to 147.7 in men, the annual increase was 4.2% and 3.8% in women and men. The women died more than men with a standardized rate ratio between 1.08 and 1.29. Age was the variable that determined mortality. Conclusions: Mortality from dementia in Andalusia has increased over the past 12 years and will continue to increase with the consequent social and health impacts posed by these diseases, configured as a major health problem.
Keywords : Andalusia; Dementia; Epidemioligy; Mortality; Trends.