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Notification of Huntington’s disease as primary cause of death in Brazil from 1984 to 2008

I. P. Vaz, Paiva, C. L. A., Vaz, I. P., and Paiva, C. L. A., Notification of Huntington’s disease as primary cause of death in Brazil from 1984 to 2008, vol. 15, p. -, 2016.

The aim of this article was to conduct a retrospective observational study on reported deaths due to Huntington’s disease (HD) in Brazil in the past 25 years (from 1984 to 2008). Data were obtained from the Brazilian Mortality Information System (SIM/DATASUS), the official system of Brazilian Mortality Database. The data obtained included information regarding the gender of the deceased and the number of death notifications, which we stratified by demographic regions and states. HD mortality per 100,000 was calculated and plotted in a graph.

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