Incidence of acute rheumatic fever in New Zealand children and youth.

@article{Milne2012IncidenceOA,
  title={Incidence of acute rheumatic fever in New Zealand children and youth.},
  author={R. John Milne and Diana R Lennon and Joanna M. Stewart and Stephen vander Hoorn and Paul A Scuffham},
  journal={Journal of paediatrics and child health},
  year={2012},
  volume={48 8},
  pages={
          685-91
        }
}
AIM   To estimate acute rheumatic fever (ARF) incidence rates for New Zealand children and youth by ethnicity, socioeconomic deprivation and region. METHODS   National hospital admissions with a principal diagnosis of ARF (ICD9_AM 390-392; ICD10-AM I00-I02) were obtained from routine statistics and stratified by age, ethnicity, socioeconomic deprivation index (NZDep2006) and District Health Board (DHB). RESULTS   The mean incidence rate for ARF in 2000-2009 peaked at 9 to 12 years of age… CONTINUE READING

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