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Juliana Salazar R., Lizedt Ruiz O., ngela Mara Segura C., Doris Cardona A.

Journal Title:Investigaciones ANDINA

Target: to characterize the mortality of the adult population from 20 to 64 years old, resident in the city of Medelln, between the year 1994 to 2003, according to the cause of death and sex, Materials and methods; descriptive longitudinal retrospective study of the main causes of death of the adults of Medelln; with source of secondary information from the certificates of death registered by the Administrative National Department of Statistics in the decade 1994-2003. Results: During ten years of study, among the first causes of death it was shown that the aggressions resulted in the biggest number of victims, especially the ones caused by attacks with firearms and explosives and with cutting and pointed instruments, in men and women between 20 and 44 years. The acute infarct of the myocardium for men and women between 45 and 64 years of age caused a large number of deaths in this population group. In spite of the fact that deaths resulting from the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome was not among the first causes of death, the Syndrome appeared during the last years of study in men and women with ages from 20 to 44 years. For the women it occupied the fifth cause uring 1998 and 1999 and for the men the third cause during the last three years 1997, 1998 and 1999. Conclusions: The causes of death of adult men from 20 to 64 years old, resident of Medelln, that took place in the decade 1994-2003, were the result of an external cause and of illnesses of the circulatory system. The deaths of women in the same group of age were caused by tumors or neoplasias and by illnesses of the circulatory system. This shows the biggest risk to which the men are exposed of dying as result of violent cause, both received o self-inflicted in comparison with women (OR=7,73), and women have a higher risk than men of dying from tumor or neoplasia (OR=4,66).