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Primary malignant nervous system neoplasms. Birth cohort effect in the elderly.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4051834     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Current data indicate that mortality for primary malignant nervous system neoplasms (NSNs) provides a fairly accurate index of incidence. Average annual age- and sex-specific death rates among whites for primary malignant NSNs in the 48 contiguous United States from 1940 through 1975 showed a marked cohort effect among the elderly of either sex. For white men aged 60 through 64 years, mortality increased steadily from 5.3 per 100,000 per year for those born in 1880 to 16.1 per 100,000 per year for the 1910 cohort. No definite cohort effect was seen in the young. The increase in mortality could be due to better diagnosis and more complete case ascertainment for deaths due to primary malignant NSNs, but further studies are required to distinguish a real from an artifactual increase in mortality.
N E Bharucha; R H Raven; B S Schoenberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of neurology     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0003-9942     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Neurol.     Publication Date:  1985 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-11-18     Completed Date:  1985-11-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372436     Medline TA:  Arch Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1061-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Middle Aged
Nervous System Neoplasms / epidemiology,  mortality*

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