Annual incidence rates of sudden cardiac death in the young population of the German-speaking region of Switzerland.

Young population included individuals aged 10 to 39 years. Sudden cardiac deaths (SCDs) occurring between 1999 and 2010 were evaluated. Incidence rates are presented for NONE, REC and COMP categories classified based on relation of the SCD to sports. COMP, SCD related to competitions; NONE, SCD not related to physical activities; REC, SCD associated with physical activities other than competitions.