Acta Medica Medianae
MORBIDITY FROM THE ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION IN THE ROMANIES POPULATION OF THE CITY OF NIŠ
Marko LAZOVIĆ, Svetlana PETROVIĆ-NAGORNI, Danijela STANIŠIĆ, Predrag NIKOLIĆ, Sonja ŠALINGER, Dušanka KUTLEŠIĆ-KURTOVIĆ and Milomir RANĐELOVIĆ
Clinic for Cardiovascular Diseases of the Clinic Center, Niš
In the period from 1974 to 1994 there were 78 patients suffering from the AIM of the Romanies' population of the city of Niš hospitalized and treated. The average annual rate of incidence was 136,2 of the sick per 100.000 citizens older than 30 years. There were 56 or 71,8% of men and 22 or 28,2% of women. The absolute ratio was 2,5:1 for men. The general incidence rate for male sex was 222,7 of the sick and for women it was 72,4 of the sick per 100.000 citizens of the same sex. The incidence rates regarding age showed a high degree of correlation with the age of the sick. In all the age groups the incidence rates regarding sex and age are dominant among men. The average age of men was 54,5 (SD=11,0) years while of women it was 59,1 (SD= 10,7) years and with no significant difference in age (p>0,05). The average age of the Romanies' population of both the sexes was considerably less than the average age of the city population of Nis (p<0,05).
Key words: acute myocardial infarction, morbidity, Romanies' population, municipality of Niš