Introduction: Colombia has an endemo-epidemic for malaria, with a downward trend in mortality over the last few decades. This study describes the malaria mortality rates from 2009-2018. Methods: We obtained data from the Colombian Mortality Information System and calculated the case fatality and crude and age-adjusted mortality rates. Results: During the study, 148 malaria-related deaths were registered. The average annual mortality rate was 0.032 deaths/100,000. Two peaks were observed in 2010 and 2016. Choco contributed to the highest number of deaths (27.7%). Conclusions: The unstable downward trend of malaria mortality rates calls for greater emphasis on surveillance and interventions.
|Journal||Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical|
|State||Published - 2021|
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