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The resolution of discrepancies in the reported incidence of primary brain tumors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  567298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Population-based morbidity studies of primary intracranial neoplasms reveal a general pattern of age-specific incidence: a small childhood peak, followed by a taller peak between ages 50 and 80. One notable exception is Rochester, Minnesota, where there is a sustained increase in incidence with increasing age, together with higher age-specific rates than seen in data from other locations. Comparing data from Rochester and Connecticut reveals that the larger percentage of cases first diagnosed at autopsy in Rochester accounts in large part for these discrepancies and suggests that a substantial number of brain tumors remain undiagnosed in the elderly during life.
B S Schoenberg; B W Christine; J P Whisnant
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0028-3878     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  1978 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-10-18     Completed Date:  1978-10-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  817-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Brain Neoplasms / epidemiology*
Child, Preschool
Epidemiologic Methods
Middle Aged

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