Volume 16, Number 2—February 2010
Concurrent Silicosis and Pulmonary Mycosis at Death
|Cause||No. deaths||Mycoses, no. (%)
||Prevalence rate ratio† (95% CI)
|Silicosis||6,723§||48 (0.71)||37 (0.55)||25 (52)||21 (57)||4.5 (3.4–6.0)||9.5 (6.9–13.1)|
|Asbestosis||23,899§||58 (0.24)||46 (0.19)||22 (38)||18 (39)||1.5 (1.2–2.0)||3.3 (2.5–4.4)|
|CWP||46,088§||72 (0.16)||38 (0.08)||29 (40)||16 (42)||1.0 (0.8–1.2)||1.4 (1.0–2.0)|
|All other deaths¶||51,677,216||81,699 (0.16)||29,914 (0.06)||33,941 (42)||12,982 (43)||NA||NA|
*Data from National Center for Health Statistics (www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/elec_prods/subject/mortmcd.htm). CI, confidence interval; CWP, coal worker pneumoconiosis; NA, not applicable.
†Proportion of decedents with each selected pneumoconiosis who had mycosis coded as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing cause of death on the entity axis compared with the analogous proportion of pulmonary mycosis decedents without any mention of a selected pneumoconiosis as underlying cause of death or a contributing cause of death on the entity axis (all other deaths).
‡When International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 9th or 10th revision codes for opportunistic mycoses and ICD-10 codes for unspecified types of mycoses were excluded, the prevalence rate ratio and 95% CI for deaths with any mention of silicosis became 10.4 (7.5–14.4); asbestosis 3.3 (2.4–4.4); and CWP 1.5 (1.1–2.1).
§No. persons who died for which the selected pneumoconiosis was coded as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing cause of death on the entity axis, excluding decedents with multiple pneumoconioses.
¶Excludes deaths with any mention (underlying or contributing cause) of silicosis, asbestosis, and/or CWP.
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