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03-01-2016
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Help with epidemiology problem?

Table:

Age Male Female
5 12000 11000
5-19 30000 27000
20-64 52000 52000
>=65 6000 10000

Suppose 180 deaths from coronary heart disease occurred during the year among men who were 65 and older. What was the age-cause-sex ratio of specific mortality rate in terms of 100,000 people.

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03-01-2016
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Just to make clear graph

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 Originally Posted by Jo689 Table: Age Male Female 5 12000 11000 5-19 30000 27000 20-64 52000 52000 >=65 6000 10000 Suppose 180 deaths from coronary heart disease occurred during the year among men who were 65 and older. What was the age-cause-sex ratio of specific mortality rate in terms of 100,000 people.
The table should have been more clear, I know it's squished, so age at 5 there were 12000 males and 11000 females. Can't get it to format right.
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I am not sure if I interpreted your question correctly. But if you want cause specific death rate in Males over the age 65 due to coronary artery disease, then I think this should be the answer :

No. of deaths due to CAD = 180
Total population = 6000 (males above 65)

Mortality rate per 100,000 males over 65 due to CAD

= 180 / 6000 x 100,000

= 3,000 deaths per 100,000

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