Deaths from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the UK

Andrews, NJ; Farrington, CP; Ward, HJT; Cousens, SN; Smith, PG; Molesworth, AM; Knight, RSG; Ironside, JW; Will, RG; (2003) Deaths from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the UK. Lancet, 361 (9359). pp. 751-752. ISSN 0140-6736 DOI:

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In 2002, 17 people died. from variant CJD (vCJD) in the UK, compared with 20 in 2001 and 28 in 2000. We analysed data for deaths from vCJD since 1995 and estimated the underlying trend in mortality. The trend had a quadratic component (p=0.005), suggesting that the Increase was not exponential, and that the previously increasing trend is slowing down. The death rate peaked in 2000. These findings are encouraging, but mortality might increase again in the future.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Adolescent, Cause of Death, Child, Child, Preschool, Cohort Studies, Comparative Study, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome, mortality, Cross-Sectional Studies, Great Britain, epidemiology, Human, Incidence, Population Surveillance, Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Research Centre: Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
Tropical Epidemiology Group
PubMed ID: 12620741
Web of Science ID: 181232000012


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