Quantifying cause-related mortality in Switzerland, incorporating multiple causes

This study aims to assess trends and patterns in cause-related mortality in Switzerland, integrating multiple causes of death. All deaths in Switzerland from 1995–2022 will be mapped to 136 ICD-10-based groups, and cause of death were ascribed using two different methods: the UC only and a multiple cause weighting (WT) strategy, which ascribed 50% weight to the UC and apportioned the remaining 50% equally across the contributing causes reported in the death certificate. Age-standardized cause-related rates (deaths/100,000) based on the UC will be compared with rates based on WT using rate ratios.

Bishop K, Balogun S, Eynstone-Hinkins J, Moran L, Martin M, Banks E, Rao C, Joshy G. Analysis of multiple causes of death: a review of methods and practices. Epidemiology 2023 Jan 31. https://doi.org/10.1097/ede.0000000000001597 Online ahead of print.

Bishop K, Moreno-Betancur M, Balogun S, Eynstone-Hinkins J, Moran L, Rao C, Banks E, Korda RJ, Gourley M, Joshy G. Quantifying cause-related mortality in Australia incorporating multiple causes: observed patterns, trends, and practical considerations. International J Epidemiology 2022. Aug 19;dyac167. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyac167.

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