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Deaths from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the UK

Andrews, N. J.; Farrington, C. P.; Ward, H. T. J.; Cousens, S. N.; Smith, P. G.; Molesworth, A. M.; Knight, R. S. G.; Ironside, J. W. and Will, R. G. (2003). Deaths from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the UK. The Lancet, 361(9359) pp. 751–752.

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In 2002, 17 people died from variant CJD (vCJD) in the UK, compared with 20 in 2001 and 28 in 2000. We analysed data for deaths from vCJD since 1995 and estimated the underlying trend in mortality. The trend had a quadratic component (p=0·005), suggesting that the increase was not exponential, and that the previously increasing trend is slowing down. The death rate peaked in 2000. These findings are encouraging, but mortality might increase again in the future.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2003 Lancet
ISSN: 0140-6736
Keywords: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; mortality statistics; death; demography; statistical measurement; statistics
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Item ID: 22624
Depositing User: Sarah Frain
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2010 10:24
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 14:46
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