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Revista Argentina de Salud Pública

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BRAMAJO, Octavio et al. Age-Specific Contribution to expected COVID-19 mortality in Argentina and Colombia. Rev. argent. salud pública [online]. 2021, vol.13, suppl.1, pp.17-17. ISSN 1852-8724.

INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to explore the series of possible heterogeneities that could be found beneath the apparent similarity in COVID-19 mortality indicators (such as crude death rates or deaths per million inhabitants) in Argentina and Colombia. METHODS: We performed a study using aggregate data of the epidemiological surveillance daily reports provided by the Health Ministry from Argentina and Colombia to explore differentials at a population level, by using classic demographic standardization techniques. RESULTS: We could identify that the impact of mortality and case fatality ratio is higher in Colombia, due to having a younger population structure and a younger positive cases age structure than Argentina. Specially, the largest contributions in mortality differentials across countries were found in some specific age groups. DISCUSSION: The main finding is that the majority of the difference in expected deaths between Colombia and Argentina was concentrated in the age groups that were between ages 50 and 80, which implies that mortality risks for the Colombian population may be higher than the ones observed for those ages.

Keywords : Mortality; COVID-19; Public Health; Epidemiology; Mathematical Concepts.

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