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Detail of : Infectious disease mortality rates, Thailand, 1958–2009

# Details
Year 2012
Source Emerging Infectious Diseases 2012;18:1794-1801.
Title Infectious disease mortality rates, Thailand, 1958–2009
Author(s) Aungkulanon S, McCarron M, Lertiendumrong J, Olsen S, and Bundhamcharoen K.
Address Affiliate ITJ122
Address Correspondence
Abstract To better defi ne infectious diseases of concern in
Thailand, trends in the mortality rate during 1958–2009
were analyzed by using data from public health statistics
reports. From 1958 to the mid-1990s, the rate of infectious
disease–associated deaths declined 5-fold (from 163.4
deaths/100,000 population in 1958 to 29.5/100,000 in
1997). This average annual reduction of 3.2 deaths/100,000
population was largely attributed to declines in deaths related
to malaria, tuberculosis, pneumonia, and gastrointestinal
infections. However, during 1998–2003, the mortality
rate increased (peak of 70.0 deaths/100,000 population in
2003), coinciding with increases in mortality rate from AIDS,
tuberculosis, and pneumonia. During 2004–2009, the rate
declined to 41.0 deaths/100,000 population, coinciding with
a decrease in AIDS-related deaths. The emergence of AIDS
and the increase in tuberculosis- and pneumonia-related
deaths in the late twentieth century emphasize the need to
direct resources and efforts to the control of emerging and
re-emerging infectious diseases.