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https://doi.org/10.3325/cmj.2013.54.291

Croatia is a safe tourist destination – study of foreign citizen mortality in Splitskodalmatinska and Primorskogoranska County during the period 2001-2010

Kristijan Bečić ; University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia
Darija Jandrić Bečić ; University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia
Morana Čengija ; University of Rijeka School of Medicine, Rijeka, Croatia
Goran Ćurić ; DNA Laboratory, School of Medicine, J. J. Strossmayer University, Osijek, Croatia
Antonio Alujević ; Clinical Hospital Centre Split, Split, Croatia
Marija Definis-Gojanović ; Clinical Hospital Centre Split, Split, Croatia


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Aim To investigate the mortality rate of foreign citizens in
Croatia.
Methods Data were collected from the Departments for
Forensic Pathology in Split and Rijeka, which are the autopsy
centers of the counties with approximately 35% of
total foreign visitors, as well as from the Croatian Central
Bureau for Statistics for the period 2001-2010. The mortality
rate (number of deaths of members of each nationality
per 100 000 entrances ratio) and standardized mortality
ratio (ratio between the observed and expected number
of deaths) were calculated, and χ2 goodness of fit test was
used for statistical analyses.
Results There were 447 deaths (325 men, 72.7%) of foreign
citizens (mortality rate of 0.0015%). A total of 207
deaths (46.3%) were by natural causes, more often among
older people, and 240 deaths (53.7%) were injury deaths,
more often among younger people, mostly by drowning
or traffic-related (22.2% and 18.6% of all deaths, respectively).
Most represented were citizens of German, Austrian,
Czech, and Italian nationality, with 115 (25.7%), 59
(13.2%), 58 (13.0%), and 52 deaths (11.6%), respectively.
Mortality rate by nationality showed no significant difference
(P < 0.05). The standardized mortality ratio was lowest
in Hungarian and Czech citizens (0.17) and highest in US
citizens (0.35).
Conclusions Croatia has low foreign citizens’ mortality
rate and could be considered a safe tourist destination.

Ključne riječi

Hrčak ID:

104783

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/104783

Datum izdavanja:

15.6.2013.

Posjeta: 950 *