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Among males aged 35–64 years, decline in mortality is evident to 1960 (19%) from decline in infectious disease mortality, followed by increased mortality from circulatory diseases and external cause mortality, despite continued decline in infectious disease mortality.All-cause mortality in males 35–64 years has stagnated since 1970, with fluctuating increases.The present study investigates whether all-cause premature adult mortality in Sri Lanka has continuously declined over 1950–2006, as a consequence of control of pre-transitional conditions, or whether the decline has been interrupted at various ages in each sex by increases in other causes of death characteristic of the epidemiological transition.This study analyses sex-specific secular trends in cause-specific mortality over 1950–2006 in Sri Lankans aged 15–34 and 35–64 years.

Several revisions in ICD coding have occurred over 1950–2006 with Sri Lanka adopting ICD-6 in 1950, ICD-7 in 1969, ICD-8 in 1974, ICD-9 in 1980 and ICD-10 in 1997 [15].Previous studies of Sri Lankan mortality have primarily focused on trends in all-cause mortality, or cause-specific mortality for all age groups, and both sexes combined [10, 11].The present study analyses cause-specific mortality trends in Sri Lankans aged 15–64 years from 1950 to 2006 by age and sex.Circulatory diseases were the leading cause of death among adults 35–64 years in 2002–06, with the male rate almost three times higher than females.Significant disparities are demonstrated in Sri Lankan cause-specific adult mortality by sex and age group for 1950–2006.

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