Premature mortality in Belgium in 1993-2009: leading causes, regional disparities and 15 years change.

Last updated on 13-1-2020 by Françoise Renard



BACKGROUND: Reducing premature mortality is a crucial public health objective. After a long gap in the publication of Belgian mortality statistics, this paper presents the leading causes and the regional disparities in premature mortality in 2008-2009 and the changes since 1993. METHODS: All deaths occurring in the periods 1993-1999 and 2003-2009, in people aged 1-74 residing in Belgium were included. The cause of death and population data for Belgium were provided by Statistics Belgium , while data for international comparisons were extracted from the WHO mortality database. Age-adjuste…

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