[The principal causes of mortality in young people in the Autonomous Community of Madrid: 1990-1991]

Gac Sanit. May-Jun 1994;8(42):117-21. doi: 10.1016/s0213-9111(94)71182-1.
[Article in Spanish]


Our objective is to quantify the mortality from AIDS, narcotic related deaths, and traffic accidents among those between 15 and 39 years of age, in the Community of Madrid, 1990-1991. Data provided by the Regional Register of AIDS, Forensic Institute of Madrid, local police teams and the Traffic Directorate General have been used. Mortality from traffic accidents ranked first as a cause of death, followed by narcotic-related deaths and AIDS, both for men and women.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic / mortality
  • Accidents, Traffic / statistics & numerical data
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / mortality
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cause of Death / trends*
  • Cocaine / poisoning
  • Drug Overdose / mortality
  • Female
  • HIV-1
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Opioid-Related Disorders / mortality
  • Sex Distribution
  • Spain / epidemiology
  • Substance-Related Disorders / mortality
  • Urban Population / statistics & numerical data*


  • Cocaine