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[Trends in prostate cancer mortality in Portugal (1980-2006)].
Acta Med Port. 2011 Jul-Aug; 24(4):499-504.AM

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

In the last decade prostate cancer mortality declined in several countries. We aimed to quantify the variation in prostate cancer mortality rates, in Portugal (1980-2006) and in different regions of the country (1992-2005).

PATIENTS AND METHODS

Prostate cancer mortality rates and number of deaths were obtained from the World Health Organization (1980-2003), and from the publication Risco de Morrer em Portugal (2004-2006). The latter was the source of regional data (1992-2005). Joinpoint regression analyses of the standardized rates were performed to identify the years in which changes in trends have occurred, and to estimate the annual percent changes in each period, for the age groups > 44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74 and > 74 years. At a regional level the annual variation was computed for ages above 44 years.

RESULTS

Prostate cancer standardized mortality rates increased 2.8%/year (95% Confidence Interval (CI): 2.1 to 3.6) between 1986 and 1998 and changed -3.1%/year (95% CI: -4.1 to -2.2) from 1998 to 2006. At a regional level there was a significant decline in Porto since 1992, and later on in Aveiro, Lisboa, Viana do Castelo and Viseu. The regional trends were inversely associated with the standardized mortality rates in each region at the beginning of the period (r=-0.67, p=0.003).

CONCLUSION

An inflection in prostate cancer mortality was observed in Portugal in the late 1990s, with an estimated annual percent change of -3%/year from 1998 to 2006, and higher declines in the regions with the highest mortality rates at the beginning of the period.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Serviço de Higiene e Epidemiologia, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto, Portugal.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

por

PubMed ID

22521005

Citation

Bastos, Joana, et al. "[Trends in Prostate Cancer Mortality in Portugal (1980-2006)]." Acta Medica Portuguesa, vol. 24, no. 4, 2011, pp. 499-504.
Bastos J, Botelho F, Pina F, et al. [Trends in prostate cancer mortality in Portugal (1980-2006)]. Acta Med Port. 2011;24(4):499-504.
Bastos, J., Botelho, F., Pina, F., & Lunet, N. (2011). [Trends in prostate cancer mortality in Portugal (1980-2006)]. Acta Medica Portuguesa, 24(4), 499-504.
Bastos J, et al. [Trends in Prostate Cancer Mortality in Portugal (1980-2006)]. Acta Med Port. 2011;24(4):499-504. PubMed PMID: 22521005.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Trends in prostate cancer mortality in Portugal (1980-2006)]. AU - Bastos,Joana, AU - Botelho,Francisco, AU - Pina,Francisco, AU - Lunet,Nuno, Y1 - 2011/12/12/ PY - 2010/12/09/received PY - 2011/04/15/accepted PY - 2012/4/24/entrez PY - 2012/4/24/pubmed PY - 2012/8/7/medline SP - 499 EP - 504 JF - Acta medica portuguesa JO - Acta Med Port VL - 24 IS - 4 N2 - INTRODUCTION: In the last decade prostate cancer mortality declined in several countries. We aimed to quantify the variation in prostate cancer mortality rates, in Portugal (1980-2006) and in different regions of the country (1992-2005). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Prostate cancer mortality rates and number of deaths were obtained from the World Health Organization (1980-2003), and from the publication Risco de Morrer em Portugal (2004-2006). The latter was the source of regional data (1992-2005). Joinpoint regression analyses of the standardized rates were performed to identify the years in which changes in trends have occurred, and to estimate the annual percent changes in each period, for the age groups > 44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74 and > 74 years. At a regional level the annual variation was computed for ages above 44 years. RESULTS: Prostate cancer standardized mortality rates increased 2.8%/year (95% Confidence Interval (CI): 2.1 to 3.6) between 1986 and 1998 and changed -3.1%/year (95% CI: -4.1 to -2.2) from 1998 to 2006. At a regional level there was a significant decline in Porto since 1992, and later on in Aveiro, Lisboa, Viana do Castelo and Viseu. The regional trends were inversely associated with the standardized mortality rates in each region at the beginning of the period (r=-0.67, p=0.003). CONCLUSION: An inflection in prostate cancer mortality was observed in Portugal in the late 1990s, with an estimated annual percent change of -3%/year from 1998 to 2006, and higher declines in the regions with the highest mortality rates at the beginning of the period. SN - 1646-0758 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22521005/[Trends_in_prostate_cancer_mortality_in_Portugal__1980_2006_]_ L2 - http://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/494/202 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -