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Age-specific incidence of cancer in Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica, 2003-2007.
West Indian Med J. 2010 Oct; 59(5):456-64.WI

Abstract

A total of 4981 cancers were recorded in Kingston and St. Andrew during the period 2003-2007: 2536 in males and 2445 in females. Age standardized rates per 100,000 per year (ASR) were 188.8 and 144.2 for males and females respectively, and are relatively unchanged, compared to the previous report (188.6 for males and 144.2 for females, 1998-2002). In males, the leading sites for cancer were prostate, bronchus and large bowel, while in females, they were breast, cervix uteri and large bowel. The leading sites for both genders have been maintained in the same order as in the previous report, but for males, there were increases in the incidence of prostate (ASR 65.5 vs. 78.1 per 100,000 per year) and colorectal (ASR 13.7 vs. 17.2 per 100,000 per year) cancers and a decrease in the incidence of cancer of the bronchus (ASR 22.8 vs. 18.6 per 100,000 per year). For females, there was a modest decrease in incidence of cervical cancer (ASR 19 vs. 17.4 per 100,000 per year) while the incidence of cancers of the breast and large bowel remained relatively stable (ASR 40.1 vs. 43 per 100,000 per year for breast and ASR 13 vs. 12.8 per 100,000 per year for colorectal cancer). These data support the need for urgent institution of formal programmes for prevention and control of cancers of the breast and large bowel in the Jamaican population. Malignancies of unknown primary site were common in both genders and require further investigation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Jamaica Cancer Registry, Department of Pathology, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica. tracey.gibson@uwimona.edu.jmNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21473389

Citation

Gibson, T N., et al. "Age-specific Incidence of Cancer in Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica, 2003-2007." The West Indian Medical Journal, vol. 59, no. 5, 2010, pp. 456-64.
Gibson TN, Hanchard B, Waugh N, et al. Age-specific incidence of cancer in Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica, 2003-2007. West Indian Med J. 2010;59(5):456-64.
Gibson, T. N., Hanchard, B., Waugh, N., & McNaughton, D. (2010). Age-specific incidence of cancer in Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica, 2003-2007. The West Indian Medical Journal, 59(5), 456-64.
Gibson TN, et al. Age-specific Incidence of Cancer in Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica, 2003-2007. West Indian Med J. 2010;59(5):456-64. PubMed PMID: 21473389.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Age-specific incidence of cancer in Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica, 2003-2007. AU - Gibson,T N, AU - Hanchard,B, AU - Waugh,N, AU - McNaughton,D, PY - 2011/4/9/entrez PY - 2011/4/9/pubmed PY - 2011/6/22/medline SP - 456 EP - 64 JF - The West Indian medical journal JO - West Indian Med J VL - 59 IS - 5 N2 - A total of 4981 cancers were recorded in Kingston and St. Andrew during the period 2003-2007: 2536 in males and 2445 in females. Age standardized rates per 100,000 per year (ASR) were 188.8 and 144.2 for males and females respectively, and are relatively unchanged, compared to the previous report (188.6 for males and 144.2 for females, 1998-2002). In males, the leading sites for cancer were prostate, bronchus and large bowel, while in females, they were breast, cervix uteri and large bowel. The leading sites for both genders have been maintained in the same order as in the previous report, but for males, there were increases in the incidence of prostate (ASR 65.5 vs. 78.1 per 100,000 per year) and colorectal (ASR 13.7 vs. 17.2 per 100,000 per year) cancers and a decrease in the incidence of cancer of the bronchus (ASR 22.8 vs. 18.6 per 100,000 per year). For females, there was a modest decrease in incidence of cervical cancer (ASR 19 vs. 17.4 per 100,000 per year) while the incidence of cancers of the breast and large bowel remained relatively stable (ASR 40.1 vs. 43 per 100,000 per year for breast and ASR 13 vs. 12.8 per 100,000 per year for colorectal cancer). These data support the need for urgent institution of formal programmes for prevention and control of cancers of the breast and large bowel in the Jamaican population. Malignancies of unknown primary site were common in both genders and require further investigation. SN - 0043-3144 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21473389/Age_specific_incidence_of_cancer_in_Kingston_and_St__Andrew_Jamaica_2003_2007_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/cancerinchildren.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -