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The effect of race on the incidence of retinoblastoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19791726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To examine the incidence of retinoblastoma for regional variations by race. METHODS: Age-adjusted incidence rates, rate ratios, and 95% confidence intervals were determined in 109 regions from 1993 to 1997 using compiled data from the International Agency for Research on Cancer. RESULTS: The rate ratio was 1.12 (range: 0.35 to 4.15) between white populations in the United States and Europe/Australia, 0.98 (range: 0.37 to 2.65) between Hispanic populations in Spain and the United States, and 1.44 (range: 0.29 to 1.79) between Hispanic populations in Uruguay and the United States. The rate ratio between Hispanic and white populations within the United States was 0.94 (range: 0.33 to 2.56). No differences were significant. CONCLUSIONS: Because retinoblastoma is a genetic disease, its incidence is similar among varied populations.
Sheila M Krishna; Guo-Pei Yu; Paul T Finger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-09-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0191-3913     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus     Publication Date:    2009 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-01     Completed Date:  2009-11-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7901143     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  288-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009, SLACK Incorporated.
The New York Eye Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Australia / epidemiology
Confidence Intervals
Continental Population Groups*
Europe / epidemiology
Population Surveillance
Retinal Neoplasms / ethnology*
Retinoblastoma / ethnology*
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
United States / epidemiology

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