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Changing Trends in Age-Adjusted Pulmonary Fibrosis Mortality in the United States: a Joinpoint Regre
Selasa, 30 Apr 2019 10:08:13

Evans R. Fernández Pérez

European Respiratory Journal 2019; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.00364-2019


The prevalence of pulmonary fibrosis mortality has been shown to steadily rise from 1979 to 2010 in the United States and from 2001 to 2013 across the European Union [1–5]. However, it is unknown if similar trends are being seen in the U.S. in recent years. By evaluating the National Center for Health Statistics underlying cause-of-death (UCOD) database, the current study updates previous analyses and uses a Joinpoint regression model for determining changes in the trend of pulmonary fibrosis deaths in the United States, from 1999 to 2017.


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Conflict of interest: Dr. Fernandez Perez reports grants from Boehringer Ingelheim, grants from Genentech, outside the submitted work.