[Excess mortality from influenza epidemics in Japan, 1980-1994].

Abstract

In 1973, WHO proposed that "excess mortality" be used for comparative assessment of the severity of influenza epidemics between countries. In this study, analysis of the data for deaths in Japan between 1980-1994 revealed excess mortality, which could be a useful indicator in Japan. There were six influenza epidemics, and statistically significant excess… (More)

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