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Aghamohammadi S, Kazemi E, Khosravi A, Kazemeini H. The Trend of Ten Leading Causes of Death in the Islamic Republic of Iran, 2006- 2011. irje. 2017; 12 (4) :1-11
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1- PhD Candidate in Health Services Management, Expert of the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran دانشجوی دکتری مدیریت خدمات بهداشتی- درمانی، کارشناس وزارت بهداشت، درمان و آموزش پزشکی، تهران، ایران
2- PhD Candidate in Biostatistics, Expert of Ministry of the Iranian Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran دانشجوی دکتری آمار زیستی، کارشناس وزارت بهداشت، درمان و آموزش پزشکی، تهران، ایران
3- PhD of Population Health, Assistant Professor & Faculty Member of the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education and Iranian Research Center on Ageing”, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran دکتری سلامت جمعیت، استادیار وزارت بهداشت، درمان و آموزش پزشکی و مرکز تحقیقات سالمندان دانشگاه علوم بهزیستی و توانبخشی، تهران، ایران , Khosravi-a@health.gov.ir
4- Social Medicine Specialist, Assistant Professor & Faculty Member of the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran متخصص پزشکی اجتماعی، استادیار وزارت بهداشت، درمان و آموزش پزشکی، تهران، ایران
Abstract:   (6940 Views)

Background and Objectives: By identifying the causes of death, interventions can be designed and implemented to reduce the risk factors of different diseases. The aim of this study is to determine the trend of ten leading causes of death in the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2011.

Methods: The study population comprised all deaths recorded in the death registration system of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME) from 2006 to 2011. The data related to causes of death reviewed and modified in terms of quality, underreporting of deaths, and garbage codes using the Global Burden of Disease study methods. Finally, the data were analyzed by sex and age groups.

Results: The leading causes of death were cardiovascular diseases (46.12%), cancers and tumors (13.63%) and unintentional injuries (11.55%) in 2011. The 10 leading causes of death in the general population were myocardial infarction, stroke, transportation-related accidents; blood pressure induced heart disease, other cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic pulmonary and bronchial diseases, gastric cancer, other heart diseases and renal failure.

Conclusion: Deaths from non-communicable diseases still account for a large proportion of total deaths. According to the Heath System Reform Plan in Iran and the need for new interventions, it is very important to register the exact causes of death to design service packages and also evaluate the success rate of ongoing interventions.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/01/30 | Accepted: 2017/01/30 | Published: 2017/01/30

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