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Abstract - #307900
Title: WITHDRAWN: Sickle Cell Disease--Related Mortality Trends in the United States Adolescent and Adult, 1986--2005
Author(s): Qing C. Zhang and Althea M. Grant and Vanessa Byams
Keywords: Poisson regression ; sickle cell disease ; young adults

Evidence suggests that there is a significant decreasing in the mortality rate of black children with sickle cell disease over the last three decade. But there is no significant decreasing in death rates among adolescents and adults yet. To re-evaluate this issue with Poisson regression analysis we analyzed deaths among black adolescents who were age 15-19 years and adults aged 20-54 who had SCD identified on their death certificates from 1986-2005 using the multiple-cause mortality files compiled by CDC. It is found that there have not been decreases the mortality rate of black young adults particularly those 20-24 years of age and females. These results suggest that the measures aimed at reducing morbidity and mortality of sickle cell disease must give special attention to issues specific to young women and individuals who have transitioned to adult care.

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