Is the period of rapidly declining adult mortality in the United States coming to and end?

R. Cooper, R. Cohen, A. Amiry

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Abstract

Age-standardized death rates from all causes for persons age 35-74 fell 23 per cent, 1968-1979. The monotonic decline was interrupted by only one period of excess influenza mortality. In the late 1970s, however, the decline in mortality decelerated and no further decrease was observed, 1979-1981. The recurrence of epidemic influenza contributed significantly to this trend although it would appear that the underlying mortality pattern has begun to change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1091-1093
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume73
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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