The 1918 influenza pandemic hastened the decline of tuberculosis in the United States: An age, period, cohort analysis

Noymer A (2011). The 1918 influenza pandemic hastened the decline of tuberculosis in the United States: An age, period, cohort analysis. Vaccine 29 (2): B38-B41. DOI:10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.02.053.

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Abstract

The effect of the 1918 influenza pandemic on other diseases is a neglected topic in historical epidemiology. This paper takes up the hypothesis that the influenza pandemic affected the long-term decline of tuberculosis through selective mortality, such that many people with tuberculosis were killed in 1918, depressing subsequent tuberculosis mortality and transmission. Regularly collected vital statistics data on mortality of influenza and tuberculosis in the US are presented and analyzed demographically. The available population-level data fail to contradict the selection hypothesis. More work is needed to understand fully the role of multiple morbidities in the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mortality; Demography; 1918 pandemic; Influenza; Tuberculosis; Age; Period; Cohort; Lexis surface; Selection
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Bibliographic Reference: Vaccine; 29(Supplement 2):B38-B41 (22 July 2011) (Published online 12 July 2011)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:45
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2016 12:56
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/9582

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