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Revista Costarricense de Salud Pública

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GEA-IZQUIERDO, Enrique. Pneumonia mortality in Andalusia. Rev. costarric. salud pública [online]. 2016, vol.25, n.1, pp.1-7. ISSN 1409-1429.

Pneumonia is a respiratory disease with global scope. Specially, in children under five years it appears as the first cause of death.


Determine pneumonia mortality in Spain and Autonomous Community of Andalusia from 1992 to 2001.


Review of pneumonia mortality from data provided by the Institute of Health Carlos III (Government of Spain, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness).


In Spain and Andalusia adjusted rate for European population of pneumonia discharges per 100,000 persons increases over the years. Pneumonia mortality in Spain for the indicated period shows a relatively steady trend and similar by sex, although in Andalusia there is a striking increase in the female. Regarding pneumonia mortality by sex and age-adjusted rate for European population per 100,000 inhabitants, Andalusia surpasses values of Spain.


Epidemiological data can be used to improve the protection of health and the approach of health interventions for disease prevention and control.

Keywords : Pneumonia; Mortality; Spain; Andalusia.

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