Estimating the prevalence of chronic conditions in children who die in England, Scotland and Wales: a data linkage cohort study.
Bottom Line: England, Scotland and Wales.All resident children who died aged 1-18 years between 2001 and 2010.This increased to 70.7% (95% CI 70.1% to 71.3%) if hospital records up to 1 year before death were also included and was highest (74.8-79.9% depending on age group) among children aged less than 15 years.
Affiliation: Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK.Show MeSH
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Mentions: The overall rate of child deaths affected by chronic conditions per 100 000 children in the population declined over time (figure 3). These declines amounted to 2.4%, 3.1% and 4.2% per year in1–4, 10–14 and 15–18-year-olds, respectively and were statistically significant in all age groups apart from 5 to 9 years (Wald test p=0.10 for 5–9 year-olds, and p <0.001 for all other age groups). Declines were particularly evident for mental/behavioural conditions, cancer/blood conditions and neurological/sensory conditions (see online supplementary figure S1).
Affiliation: Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK.