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Male skin cancer incidence in Golestan province, Iran

Marjani, A. and Kabir, M.J. (2009) Male skin cancer incidence in Golestan province, Iran. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 59 (5). pp. 288-290. ISSN 00309982 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate province-specific estimates of incidence in males by age groups for skin cancer in the Golestan province, Iran. Methods: Data was collected from a cancer registry that was conducted by Health Deputy of Golestan province for a period of one year (2004). Age-specific rate and age-standardized incidence rate (ASR) were determined. Age-specific rate and age-standardized incidence rate (ASR) of skin cancer was compared with Mazanderan province and Iran. The age distribution was collected according to the following age strata: 0-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84 and 85 above. Skin cancer data was identified and collected through 18 Pathology Laboratory centers, where the cases had been referred in the Golestan province. Results: A total of 409 primary cancer cases were captured. From these 64 cases were skin cancer. ASR skin cancer incidence among males in Golestan province was: 13.23/100000. But skin cancer with the highest ASR (ASR: 161.90/100,000) among males were in the age group 80-84 years. The lowest incidence was in age 30-34 years. (ASR: 1.88/100,000). Conclusion: The incidence of skin cancer in Golestan Province is rising especially in the age group 80-84 years. It is the highest incidence reported in the world.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Pak. Med. Assoc. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Biochemistry and Biophysic, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Social Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent, adult, aged, article, cancer incidence, cancer registry, clinical evaluation, human, Iran, major clinical study, male, skin cancer
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2015 04:51
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 10:34
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2281

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