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Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australian children, 1997-2008.
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PMID:  23015533     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report cancer incidence and mortality among Indigenous children in Australia and compare the results with corresponding data for non-Indigenous children. This information is important in understanding the overall burden of cancer in this population, and where disparities exist, to plan what action is required. Age-standardized rates, and indirectly standardized incidence and mortality ratios (SIRs and SMRs) were calculated for the years 1997-2008. There were 224 cancers identified among Indigenous children (99.5 per million per year) and 52 Indigenous children died from cancer during the study period (22.9 per million per year). The SIR for all cancers was 0.64 (95% CI = 0.56-0.73; P < 0.001) while the SMR was 0.81 (95% CI = 0.61-1.07). These results provide a baseline with which to monitor cancer among Indigenous children over time.
Patricia C Valery; Danny R Youlden; Peter D Baade; Leisa J Ward; Adele C Green; Joanne F Aitken
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-09-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric blood & cancer     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1545-5017     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Blood Cancer     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-20     Completed Date:  2013-03-07     Revised Date:  2014-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101186624     Medline TA:  Pediatr Blood Cancer     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  156-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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MeSH Terms
Australia / epidemiology
Child, Preschool
Infant, Newborn
Neoplasms / epidemiology*,  mortality
Population Groups
Time Factors
Grant Support
G0802468//Medical Research Council

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