Mortality of people with AIDS in Italy: comparison of AIDS surveillance and multiple cause-of-death registries

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Aims. To assess whether the use of multiple cause-of-death data could improve reporting of AIDS mortality in Italy.
Method. Population-based, record-linkage study, on 3,975,431 deaths recorded in the National Registry of Causes of Death (RCoD) and 4,530 deaths recorded in the National AIDS Registry (RAIDS), during 2006-2012.
Results. The record-linkage identified 3,646 AIDS-related deaths present in both registries, 884 deaths in the RAIDS without mention of HIV/AIDS in the RCoD, and 3,796 deaths in the RCoD with mention of HIV/AIDS that were not present in the RAIDS. In the latter, in-depth analysis of multiple cause-of-death allowed the identification of 1,484 deaths that were AIDS-related. On these results, we estimated 6,014 deceased people with AIDS. Of them, 14.7% (884) were not present in the RCoD and 24.7% (1,484) derived from the RCoD only.
Conclusions. The integration of different nationwide registries allowed a more comprehensive
estimate of the impact of AIDS-associated mortality in Italy.

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Francesco Grippo - Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istat) https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5471-8964

Enrico Grande - Integrated system for health, social assistance and welfare, Istituto Nazionale di Statistica https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3382-2708

Antonella Zucchetto - Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico di Aviano (CRO) IRCCS https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2812-6345

Luisa Frova - Integrated system for health, social assistance and welfare, Istituto Nazionale di Statistica https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4594-1125

Marilena Pappagallo - Integrated system for health, social assistance and welfare, Istituto Nazionale di Statistica https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0655-4541

Lucia Pugliese - Centro Operativo AIDS, Istituto Superiore di Sanità

Vincenza Regine - Centro Operativo AIDS, Istituto Superiore di Sanità https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5471-8964

Diego Serraino - Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico di Aviano (CRO) IRCCS https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0565-8920

Martina Taborelli - Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico di Aviano (CRO) IRCCS https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6731-7569

Barbara Suligoi - Centro Operativo AIDS, Istituto Superiore di Sanità https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9623-7659

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Grippo, F., Grande, E., Zucchetto, A., Frova, L., Pappagallo, M., Pugliese, L., Regine, V., Serraino, D., Taborelli, M., & Suligoi, B. (2022). Mortality of people with AIDS in Italy: comparison of AIDS surveillance and multiple cause-of-death registries. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 58(2), 139-145. Retrieved from https://annali.iss.it/index.php/anna/article/view/1453
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