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Municipal pleural cancer mortality in Spain.
Occup Environ Med. 2005 Mar; 62(3):195-9.OE

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Pleural cancer is a recognised indicator of exposure to asbestos and mesothelioma mortality.

AIMS

To investigate the distribution of municipal mortality due to this tumour, using the autoregressive spatial model proposed by Besag, York, and Mollie.

METHODS

It was possible to compile and ascertain the posterior distribution of relative risk on the basis of a single Bayesian spatial model covering all of Spain's 8077 municipal areas. Maps were plotted depicting standardised mortality ratios, smoothed relative risk (RR) estimates, and the distribution of the posterior probability that RR >1.

RESULTS

There was a higher risk of death due to pleural cancer in well defined towns and areas, many of which correspond to municipalities where asbestos using industries once existed for many years, the prime example being the municipal pattern registered for Barcelona Province. The quality of mortality data, the suitability of the model used, and the usefulness of municipal atlases for environmental surveillance are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Environmental and Cancer Epidemiology Unit, National Centre for Epidemiology, Carlos III Institute of Health, Madrid, Spain. glabente@isciii.esNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15723885

Citation

López-Abente, G, et al. "Municipal Pleural Cancer Mortality in Spain." Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 62, no. 3, 2005, pp. 195-9.
López-Abente G, Hernández-Barrera V, Pollán M, et al. Municipal pleural cancer mortality in Spain. Occup Environ Med. 2005;62(3):195-9.
López-Abente, G., Hernández-Barrera, V., Pollán, M., Aragonés, N., & Pérez-Gómez, B. (2005). Municipal pleural cancer mortality in Spain. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 62(3), 195-9.
López-Abente G, et al. Municipal Pleural Cancer Mortality in Spain. Occup Environ Med. 2005;62(3):195-9. PubMed PMID: 15723885.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Municipal pleural cancer mortality in Spain. AU - López-Abente,G, AU - Hernández-Barrera,V, AU - Pollán,M, AU - Aragonés,N, AU - Pérez-Gómez,B, PY - 2005/2/23/pubmed PY - 2005/3/12/medline PY - 2005/2/23/entrez SP - 195 EP - 9 JF - Occupational and environmental medicine JO - Occup Environ Med VL - 62 IS - 3 N2 - BACKGROUND: Pleural cancer is a recognised indicator of exposure to asbestos and mesothelioma mortality. AIMS: To investigate the distribution of municipal mortality due to this tumour, using the autoregressive spatial model proposed by Besag, York, and Mollie. METHODS: It was possible to compile and ascertain the posterior distribution of relative risk on the basis of a single Bayesian spatial model covering all of Spain's 8077 municipal areas. Maps were plotted depicting standardised mortality ratios, smoothed relative risk (RR) estimates, and the distribution of the posterior probability that RR >1. RESULTS: There was a higher risk of death due to pleural cancer in well defined towns and areas, many of which correspond to municipalities where asbestos using industries once existed for many years, the prime example being the municipal pattern registered for Barcelona Province. The quality of mortality data, the suitability of the model used, and the usefulness of municipal atlases for environmental surveillance are discussed. SN - 1470-7926 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15723885/Municipal_pleural_cancer_mortality_in_Spain_ L2 - http://oem.bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=15723885 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -