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Table 6 Mortality rates* 1996–2003 after admission for myocardial infarction, for seven different definitions of mortality, as percentage of admissions

From: Mortality in Dutch hospitals: Trends in time, place and cause of death after admission for myocardial infarction and stroke. An observational study

  30- day mortality initial admission 30- day mortality initial + subsequent admissions 30-day mortality all locations of death 90- day mortality initial + subsequent admissions 90-day mortality all locations of death 365- day mortality initial + subsequent admissions 365-day mortality all locations of death
a) mortality rates ages 35–74
1996–1997 7.1 7.7 8.1 8.3 9.3 9.5 11.5
1998–1999 6.6 7.6 8.0 8.3 9.1 9.4 11.2
2000–2001 6.5 7.6 8.0 8.3 9.0 9.4 11.2
2002–2003 5.8 6.9 7.3 7.6 8.3 8.6 10.3
difference 2003–1996 -1.3 -0.9 -0.8 -0.8 -0.9 -0.9 -1.2
b) mortality rates ages 75+
1996–1997 24.2 25.6 27.1 28.1 31.8 31.8 40.5
1998–1999 23.3 24.9 26.3 27.4 31.0 31.0 39.2
2000–2001 21.7 23.7 25.1 26.3 29.6 29.7 38.1
2002–2003 20.2 22.4 24.1 24.5 28.4 28.1 36.8
difference 2003–1996 -4.1 -3.2 -3.1 -3.6 -3.4 -3.8 -3.7
  1. *rates standardized for average Dutch hospital population 2000