Researchers create atlas with mortality estimates for more than 1,800 diseases

Researchers have created an atlas that covers estimates of mortality from disease, disturbance or even external factors.

The study serves as a resource for estimating the reduction in life expectancy for a wide range of diseases.

The atlas will be a useful tool for clinicians, academics and policy makers looking to establish links between diseases and mortality estimates, as well as for researchers studying specific diseases.

THE detailed collection of mortality estimates he was published June 16 in the open access journal PLOS Medicine.

Mortality metrics can help with decision making and prioritizing health care resources, but studies of mortality and various diseases have typically not been very comprehensive.

Oleguer Plana-Ripoll and other researchers at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, created an atlas of mortality-related estimates, based on unidentified data on 7,378,598 people who lived in Denmark between 2000 and 2018, according to a news report. Science Daily.

They used national registries to examine individuals diagnosed with 1,803 specific disease categories and generated a panel of epidemiological and mortality metrics, including incidence rates, age distributions, and comparison of mortality estimates of sick people with the general population, as well as years of lives lost for each of them.

The team prepared an atlas that allows you to view the data in an interactive way, in order to facilitate the consultation of the results obtained.

A limitation of the study is the possibility that the association between different diseases and mortality can be explained by other underlying factorsassociated with both disease and mortality.

Detailed and accessible data such as these allow an analysis of the associations between a comprehensive set of disorders and mortality-related estimates, and the results can guide health research as well as serve as a benchmark for evaluating future interventions in the sector.

“Most of the previous studies have used relative measures of mortality or rough estimates of life expectancy. Here, we use a new method that more accurately captures premature mortality for more than 1,800 conditions different health conditions”, said Plana-Ripoll.

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