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Esophageal cancer in Iranian Turkmens: An ethnic disparity concern

Semnani, S. and Besharat, S. and Abdolahi, N. and Keshtkar, A. and Sakhavi, M. and Danesh, A. and Kalavi, Kh. (2006) Esophageal cancer in Iranian Turkmens: An ethnic disparity concern. Journal of Medical Sciences, 6 (6). pp. 1007-1010. ISSN 16824474 (ISSN)

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The association between ethnic diversity in Turkmen population with esophageal cancer incidence in Iranian Turkmens (Golestan province) was trying to explore in the present study. This is a cross sectional study in Turkmen patients with confirmed diagnosis of esophageal cancer between 2002 through 2003 at a referral clinic in Gonbad. One hundred and six Turkmen patients, diagnosed with esophageal cancer by endoscopy and biopsy, were included. Demographic factors (sex and age), cancer histology (SCC and adenocarcinoma), tumor origin (upper 3rd, middle 3rd and lower 3rd of esophagus) and patients' contact numbers were retrieved and the patients were categorized into five different groups based on their ethnicity: Ahtahbai, Jafarbai, Googlan, others and unidentified ethnic group. Incidence rate was estimated based on the number of patients and population of each ethnic group. Descriptive statistics was performed and data were analyzed by Kruskal-Wallis Test for continuous variables and Chi-square Test for categorical variables. A total of 106 Turkmen patients with mean age of 64.22±12.12 (61 male and 45 female) were included in this study. Frequency for each ethnic group was identified as: Ahtahbai (n = 31, 29.2%), Googlan (n = 30, 28.3%), Jafarbai (n = 27, 25.5%), others (n = 7, 6.6%) and unidentified ethnic group (n = 11,10.4%). The mean age and gender were not significantly different between these ethnic groups. Heterogeneity was found within Turkmen population, Ahthabai having least and Googlan highest esophageal cancer incidence rate. As esophageal cancer is very common in Turkmen population and with the high incidence rate in Googlan, this ethnic group needs to be more targeted for the esophageal cancer-screening programme. Further population-based studies can better explore possible factors in different Turkmen ethnic groups.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Med. Sci. (Pakistan) [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hematology (GRCGH), Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Golestan Province, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ahtahbai, Esophageal cancer, Ethnicity, Googlan, Jafarbai, Turkmen population, adult, aged, article, cancer incidence, cancer risk, cancer screening, chi square test, controlled study, demography, esophageal adenocarcinoma, esophagoscopy, esophagus biopsy, esophagus cancer, ethnic difference, female, histopathology, human, human tissue, Kruskal Wallis test, major clinical study, male, population research, risk assessment, small cell carcinoma, statistics, Turkmenistan
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 04:35
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2018 08:18
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2427

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