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Titolo:
CANCER INCIDENCE ON A SMALL ISLAND - RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN GENERAL-PRACTICE
Autore:
KURZKE U; HIMMEL W; WEGSCHEIDER K; ABHOLZ HH; KOCHEN MM;
Indirizzi:
UNIV GOTTINGEN,DEPT GEN PRACTICE,ROBERT KOCH STR 42 D-37075 GOTTINGENGERMANY UNIV GOTTINGEN,DEPT GEN PRACTICE D-37075 GOTTINGEN GERMANY UNIV HAMBURG,DEPT ECON & STAT W-2000 HAMBURG GERMANY FREE UNIV BERLIN W-1000 BERLIN GERMANY
Titolo Testata:
Scandinavian journal of primary health care
fascicolo: 1, volume: 14, anno: 1996,
pagine: 36 - 42
SICI:
0281-3432(1996)14:1<36:CIOASI>2.0.ZU;2-U
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SOFT-TISSUE SARCOMA; CHILDHOOD LEUKEMIA; LYMPHOMA; AREA; SCOTLAND; DENSITY;
Keywords:
FAMILY PRACTICE; NEOPLASMS, EPIDEMIOLOGY; REGISTRIES, STANDARDS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
21
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Citazione:
U. Kurzke et al., "CANCER INCIDENCE ON A SMALL ISLAND - RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN GENERAL-PRACTICE", Scandinavian journal of primary health care, 14(1), 1996, pp. 36-42

Abstract

Objective - To test the impression of an increased cancer incidence on the island of Pellworm (in the far North of Germany) and to illustrate the feasibility of a general practice-based approach in epidemiological research. Design - Cancer incidence on Pellworm was prospectivelyregistered in the only general practice on the island from 1986 to 1992. Age-standardized rates and expected rates were calculated on the basis of the Saarland cancer registry, the only registry in Germany. Standardized incidence ratios and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for Poisson-distributed events were also calculated. The cancer data were summed up over a seven-year period. Setting - The only general practice onthe island of Pellworm, a North Frisian marshland-island. Subjects - The total practice population between 1986 and 1992 (N = 1172) Results- The crude annual cancer incidence rate for Pellworm was, according to the impression, unexpectedly high: 634/100 000 for men and 502/100 000 for women. After age standardization, however, this increased rateof cancer incidence was even lower than in the Saarland (ratios: 0.86for men and 0.95 for women). Only the incidence of neoplasms of the lymphatic and haematopoietic tissue in men exceeded the limits of statistical likelihood (ratio: 3.21; 95% CI: 1.17-7.10). Conclusion - The impression of an increased rate of cancer on Pellworm could not be validated. The overall incidence rate was even lower than expected. Only the rate of leukaemia/lymphoma (men) was significantly higher. Reasons for this result could not be detected by a descriptive approach. General practice is a suitable place for studies in cancer epidemiology, especially in such ideal circumstances as a clearly limited area and complete and reliable documentation.

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