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Causes of death among people living with AIDS in the pre- and post-HAART Eras in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

Domingues CS, Waldman EA - PLoS ONE (2014)

Bottom Line: We estimated age-adjusted mortality rates for leading underlying causes of death and described underlying and associated causes of death according to sociodemographic characteristics and area of residence.Areas of residence were categorized using a socioeconomic index.There is a need for public policies aimed at adapting health care services to address the new scenario.

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Affiliation: São Paulo State Program for STDs and AIDS, São Paulo State Department of Health STD and AIDS Referral and Training Center, São Paulo, Brazil; Department of Epidemiology, University of São Paulo School of Public Health, São Paulo, Brazil.

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Objective: We examine the trend in causes of death among people living with AIDS in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, in the periods before and after the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), and we investigate potential disparities across districts of residence.

Methods: Descriptive study of three periods: pre-HAART (1991-1996); early post-HAART (1997-1999); and late post-HAART (2000-2006). The data source was the São Paulo State STD/AIDS Program and São Paulo State Data Analysis Foundation. Causes of death were classified by the ICD-9 (1991-1995) and ICD-10 (1996-2006). We estimated age-adjusted mortality rates for leading underlying causes of death and described underlying and associated causes of death according to sociodemographic characteristics and area of residence. We used Pearson's chi-square test or Fisher's exact test to compare categorical variables. Areas of residence were categorized using a socioeconomic index. To analyze trends we apply generalized linear model with Poisson regression.

Results: We evaluated 32,808 AIDS-related deaths. Between the pre- and late post-HAART periods, the proportion of deaths whose underlying causes were non-AIDS-related diseases increased from 0.2% to 9.6% (p<0.001): from 0.01% to 1.67% (p<0.001) for cardiovascular diseases; 0.01% to 1.62% (p<0.001) for bacterial/unspecified pneumonia; and 0.03% to 1.46% (p<0.001) for non-AIDS-defining cancers. In the late post-HAART period, the most common associated causes of death were bacterial/unspecified pneumonia (35.94%), septicemia (33.46%), cardiovascular diseases (10.11%) and liver diseases (8.0%); and common underlying causes, besides AIDS disease, included non-AIDS-defining cancers in high-income areas, cardiovascular diseases in middle-income areas and assault in low-income areas.

Conclusions: The introduction of HAART has shifted the mortality profile away from AIDS-related conditions, suggesting changes in the pattern of morbidity, but heterogeneously according to area of residence. There is a need for public policies aimed at adapting health care services to address the new scenario.

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Mortality from diseases of the circulatory system.Mortality rate (per 100,000 person-years and adjusted for age) for diseases of the circulatory system as the underlying causes of death in people ≥ 13 years of age living with AIDS, by year of death. São Paulo, Brazil, 1996–2006.
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pone-0114661-g004: Mortality from diseases of the circulatory system.Mortality rate (per 100,000 person-years and adjusted for age) for diseases of the circulatory system as the underlying causes of death in people ≥ 13 years of age living with AIDS, by year of death. São Paulo, Brazil, 1996–2006.

Mentions: The first records of deaths from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases as the underlying causes of death occurred in 1998 and 1999, respectively. Mortality from cardiovascular diseases increased by 7.2 times (from 0.05/100,000 person-years in 1998 to 0.36/100,000 person-years in 2006–RR  =  1.31; r2  =  0.30; p  =  0.001).Chief among the cardiovascular diseases were ischemic heart disease and cardiomyopathy (Fig. 4). Between 1998 and 2006, mortality from ischemic heart disease increased by 14.4 times (from 0.01/100,000 person-years to 0.18/100,000 person-years–RR  =  1.2; r2  =  0.30; p <0.0001), whereas mortality from cardiomyopathy increased by 6.3 times (from 0.01/100,000 person-years to 0.08/100,000 person-years–RR  =  1.3; r2  =  0.30; p  =  0.001). Mortality from cerebrovascular diseases also increased by 3.0 times (from 0.02/100,000 person-years in 1999 to 0.07/100,000 person-years in 2006–RR  =  1.3; r2  =  0.25; p  =  0.001).


Causes of death among people living with AIDS in the pre- and post-HAART Eras in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

Domingues CS, Waldman EA - PLoS ONE (2014)

Mortality from diseases of the circulatory system.Mortality rate (per 100,000 person-years and adjusted for age) for diseases of the circulatory system as the underlying causes of death in people ≥ 13 years of age living with AIDS, by year of death. São Paulo, Brazil, 1996–2006.
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pone-0114661-g004: Mortality from diseases of the circulatory system.Mortality rate (per 100,000 person-years and adjusted for age) for diseases of the circulatory system as the underlying causes of death in people ≥ 13 years of age living with AIDS, by year of death. São Paulo, Brazil, 1996–2006.
Mentions: The first records of deaths from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases as the underlying causes of death occurred in 1998 and 1999, respectively. Mortality from cardiovascular diseases increased by 7.2 times (from 0.05/100,000 person-years in 1998 to 0.36/100,000 person-years in 2006–RR  =  1.31; r2  =  0.30; p  =  0.001).Chief among the cardiovascular diseases were ischemic heart disease and cardiomyopathy (Fig. 4). Between 1998 and 2006, mortality from ischemic heart disease increased by 14.4 times (from 0.01/100,000 person-years to 0.18/100,000 person-years–RR  =  1.2; r2  =  0.30; p <0.0001), whereas mortality from cardiomyopathy increased by 6.3 times (from 0.01/100,000 person-years to 0.08/100,000 person-years–RR  =  1.3; r2  =  0.30; p  =  0.001). Mortality from cerebrovascular diseases also increased by 3.0 times (from 0.02/100,000 person-years in 1999 to 0.07/100,000 person-years in 2006–RR  =  1.3; r2  =  0.25; p  =  0.001).

Bottom Line: We estimated age-adjusted mortality rates for leading underlying causes of death and described underlying and associated causes of death according to sociodemographic characteristics and area of residence.Areas of residence were categorized using a socioeconomic index.There is a need for public policies aimed at adapting health care services to address the new scenario.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: São Paulo State Program for STDs and AIDS, São Paulo State Department of Health STD and AIDS Referral and Training Center, São Paulo, Brazil; Department of Epidemiology, University of São Paulo School of Public Health, São Paulo, Brazil.

ABSTRACT

Objective: We examine the trend in causes of death among people living with AIDS in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, in the periods before and after the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), and we investigate potential disparities across districts of residence.

Methods: Descriptive study of three periods: pre-HAART (1991-1996); early post-HAART (1997-1999); and late post-HAART (2000-2006). The data source was the São Paulo State STD/AIDS Program and São Paulo State Data Analysis Foundation. Causes of death were classified by the ICD-9 (1991-1995) and ICD-10 (1996-2006). We estimated age-adjusted mortality rates for leading underlying causes of death and described underlying and associated causes of death according to sociodemographic characteristics and area of residence. We used Pearson's chi-square test or Fisher's exact test to compare categorical variables. Areas of residence were categorized using a socioeconomic index. To analyze trends we apply generalized linear model with Poisson regression.

Results: We evaluated 32,808 AIDS-related deaths. Between the pre- and late post-HAART periods, the proportion of deaths whose underlying causes were non-AIDS-related diseases increased from 0.2% to 9.6% (p<0.001): from 0.01% to 1.67% (p<0.001) for cardiovascular diseases; 0.01% to 1.62% (p<0.001) for bacterial/unspecified pneumonia; and 0.03% to 1.46% (p<0.001) for non-AIDS-defining cancers. In the late post-HAART period, the most common associated causes of death were bacterial/unspecified pneumonia (35.94%), septicemia (33.46%), cardiovascular diseases (10.11%) and liver diseases (8.0%); and common underlying causes, besides AIDS disease, included non-AIDS-defining cancers in high-income areas, cardiovascular diseases in middle-income areas and assault in low-income areas.

Conclusions: The introduction of HAART has shifted the mortality profile away from AIDS-related conditions, suggesting changes in the pattern of morbidity, but heterogeneously according to area of residence. There is a need for public policies aimed at adapting health care services to address the new scenario.

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