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Disparities in oral and pharyngeal cancer incidence and mortality among Wisconsin residents, 1999-2002.
WMJ 2006; 105(6):32-5WMJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Compare incidence, mortality, and trends of oral cancer (including the pharynx) in Wisconsin and the United States by race and gender from 1999-2002.

METHODS

Age-adjusted incidence rates were compared using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC WONDER). Mortality rates were compared using data from the Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health (WISH) and CDC US Cancer Statistics.

RESULTS

Incidence rates for oral cancer were higher among males than females in both Wisconsin and the United States. Trends in the incidence rate show the gender disparity has not changed. Furthermore, the incidence rate for African American males is higher in Wisconsin than in the United States. Mortality rates for males were approximately 2 times higher than females in Wisconsin and the United States. Additionally, African American males are more likely than white males to die from this form of cancer, and the likelihood is higher in Wisconsin than in the United States (2.4 versus 1.8, respectively).

CONCLUSION

Racial disparities in oral cancer for African American males are greater in Wisconsin than in the United States. This may result from variation in access to oral health care, tobacco and alcohol use, as well as limited resources in detection and prevention methods. Wisconsin should focus its oral cancer prevention activities on this high-risk group.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Master of Public Health Program, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17042417

Citation

McLean, Ashly, et al. "Disparities in Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Incidence and Mortality Among Wisconsin Residents, 1999-2002." WMJ : Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin, vol. 105, no. 6, 2006, pp. 32-5.
McLean A, LeMay W, Vila P, et al. Disparities in oral and pharyngeal cancer incidence and mortality among Wisconsin residents, 1999-2002. WMJ. 2006;105(6):32-5.
McLean, A., LeMay, W., Vila, P., Wegner, M., & Remington, P. (2006). Disparities in oral and pharyngeal cancer incidence and mortality among Wisconsin residents, 1999-2002. WMJ : Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin, 105(6), pp. 32-5.
McLean A, et al. Disparities in Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Incidence and Mortality Among Wisconsin Residents, 1999-2002. WMJ. 2006;105(6):32-5. PubMed PMID: 17042417.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Disparities in oral and pharyngeal cancer incidence and mortality among Wisconsin residents, 1999-2002. AU - McLean,Ashly, AU - LeMay,Warren, AU - Vila,Peter, AU - Wegner,Mark, AU - Remington,Patrick, PY - 2006/10/18/pubmed PY - 2006/12/12/medline PY - 2006/10/18/entrez SP - 32 EP - 5 JF - WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin JO - WMJ VL - 105 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Compare incidence, mortality, and trends of oral cancer (including the pharynx) in Wisconsin and the United States by race and gender from 1999-2002. METHODS: Age-adjusted incidence rates were compared using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC WONDER). Mortality rates were compared using data from the Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health (WISH) and CDC US Cancer Statistics. RESULTS: Incidence rates for oral cancer were higher among males than females in both Wisconsin and the United States. Trends in the incidence rate show the gender disparity has not changed. Furthermore, the incidence rate for African American males is higher in Wisconsin than in the United States. Mortality rates for males were approximately 2 times higher than females in Wisconsin and the United States. Additionally, African American males are more likely than white males to die from this form of cancer, and the likelihood is higher in Wisconsin than in the United States (2.4 versus 1.8, respectively). CONCLUSION: Racial disparities in oral cancer for African American males are greater in Wisconsin than in the United States. This may result from variation in access to oral health care, tobacco and alcohol use, as well as limited resources in detection and prevention methods. Wisconsin should focus its oral cancer prevention activities on this high-risk group. SN - 1098-1861 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17042417/Disparities_in_oral_and_pharyngeal_cancer_incidence_and_mortality_among_Wisconsin_residents_1999_2002_ L2 - http://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org/_WMS/publications/wmj/pdf/105/6/32.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -