Introduction: In the last few decades data on the incidence of acute myocardial infarction are not available in Hungary. Aim: The aim of the authors was to define the incidence of myocardial infarction using the Hungarian Infarction Registry according to the number of in-and out-of-hospital cases in five districts of the capital (districts II, III, IX, X and XVII) and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county. Method: Besides using the Hungarian Infarction Registry, databases of the National Public Health and Medical Officer Service and that of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office were used in order to define the incidence of prehospital cases, according to the regulations presented in an earlier proposal of the Data Protection Ombudsman of Hungary. Results: For 10 000 residents the incidence of myocardial infarction in the capital was 28.63 in males and 16.21 in females, while in Szabolcs- Szatmár-Bereg county the mean incidence was 32.49 for males and 18.59 for females. The mean incidence of myocardial infarction in the five districts of the capital in males and females did not differ from the mean values of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county. When comparing the incidence values in different districts of the capital to the countryside, the Szabolcs- Szatmár-Bereg county had significantly higher values for both males and females compared to districts II and III of the capital, while in district X the incidence of myocardial infarction in males was significantly lower compared to the values in the countryside. Conclusions: Using the mean incidence results projected to the capital and countryside population according to age and gender, 20 000 new myocardial infarction cases might be expected per year in Hungary. Orv. Hetil., 2013, 154, 1106-1110.
|Translated title of the contribution||Incidence of myocardial infarction in Hungary. Population study in five districts of Budapest and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1 2013|
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