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Malignant mesothelioma surveillance: a comparison of ICD 10 mortality data with SEER incidence data in nine areas of the United States.

Authors
Pinheiro-GA; Antao-VCS; Bang-KM; Attfield-MD
Source
Int J Occup Environ Health 2004 Jul-Sep; 10(3):251-255
NIOSHTIC No.
20025447
Abstract
With the implementation in 1999 of ICD-10 death certificate coding in the United States, mortality data specific to malignant mesothelioma became readily available on a national basis. To evaulate the accuracy and completeness of diagnosis and coding for mesothelioma on the death certificate, mortality information was compared with incidence data. A mortality/incidence ratio was calculated for each of the nine areas covered by the SEER Program, using National Vital Statistics mortality data from 1999 and 2000, and the SEER incidence data for 1998 and 1999. The mortality/incidence ratio for two years combined for all areas was 0.82. Only two areas (Connecticut and Atlanta) had ratios <80%. The overall correlation coefficient between mortality and incidence rates was 0.96. Thus, mortality data coded using ICD-10 can be a valid source for mesothelioma surveillance and can be instituted without major cost if a national mortality statistics program based on ICD-10 is in place, making it feasible even for developing countries.
Keywords
Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Demographic-characteristics; Mesothelial-cells; Diseases; Epidemiology; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Surveillance-programs
Contact
Germania Pinheiro, NIOSH, 1095 Willowdale Road, M/S HG900.2, Morgantown, WV 26505
CODEN
IOEHFU
Publication Date
20040701
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
ghp6@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
1077-3525
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Source Name
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
State
WV
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