Defining Sickle Cell Disease Mortality Using a Population-Based Surveillance System, 2004 through 2008

Susan T. Paulukonis
James R. Eckman
Angela B. Snyder
Ward Hagar

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Population-based surveillance data from California and Georgia for years 2004 through 2008 were linked to state death record files to determine the all-cause death rate among 12,143 patients identified with sickle cell disease (SCD).