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Table 7 Mortality rates* 1996–2003 after admission for stroke, 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 12.3 13.0 13.3 14.5 15.4 16.1 18.8
1998–1999 12.5 13.2 13.4 14.4 15.3 15.9 18.7
2000–2001 12.5 13.2 13.4 14.2 15.2 15.5 18.4
2002–2003 11.4 12.1 12.4 13.1 14.3 14.2 17.3
difference 2003–1996 -0.9 -0.9 -0.9 -1.4 -1.1 -1.9 -1.5
b) mortality rates ages 75+
1996–1997 26.5 26.9 27.9 31.8 35.8 34.5 46.8
1998–1999 26.5 27.0 27.9 31.7 35.5 35.0 46.3
2000–2001 26.3 26.9 28.0 31.6 35.5 34.4 46.1
2002–2003 23.5 24.2 26.0 27.3 33.4 29.4 43.0
difference 2003–1996 -3.0 -2.7 -2.0 -4.5 -2.5 -5.1 -3.8
  1. *rates standardized for average Dutch hospital population 2000