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Age-specific incidence of cancer in Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica, 1988-1992.
West Indian Med J 1995; 44(3):102-5WI

Abstract

During the period 1988-1992, a total of 4,030 malignant neoplasms were recorded in Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica. These comprised 1,829 in males and 2,201 in females. Histological confirmation was obtained in 83.4%. The crude incidence rate for males was 128.5, and 136.2 for females. The age-standardized rates (ASR) were 179.9 for males and 166.1 for females. Age-specific rates by site, sex and age are tabulated. Attention is drawn to increased incidence for cancers of prostate, larynx, bronchus and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in males. There was also an increase in female breast cancer (crude rate 36.0; ASR 47.1). Invasive cervix cancer has shown no significant change in incidence. Neoplasms of the body of the uterus have increased (crude rate 7.6; ASR 9.5). The rise in cancer of breast and body of uterus suggests that the influence of exogenous oestrogens should be considered.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Jamaica Cancer Registry, Department of Pathology, U.W.I., Jamaica.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8560879

Citation

Brooks, S E., et al. "Age-specific Incidence of Cancer in Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica, 1988-1992." The West Indian Medical Journal, vol. 44, no. 3, 1995, pp. 102-5.
Brooks SE, Hanchard B, Wolff C, et al. Age-specific incidence of cancer in Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica, 1988-1992. West Indian Med J. 1995;44(3):102-5.
Brooks, S. E., Hanchard, B., Wolff, C., Samuels, E., & Allen, J. (1995). Age-specific incidence of cancer in Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica, 1988-1992. The West Indian Medical Journal, 44(3), pp. 102-5.
Brooks SE, et al. Age-specific Incidence of Cancer in Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica, 1988-1992. West Indian Med J. 1995;44(3):102-5. PubMed PMID: 8560879.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Age-specific incidence of cancer in Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica, 1988-1992. AU - Brooks,S E, AU - Hanchard,B, AU - Wolff,C, AU - Samuels,E, AU - Allen,J, PY - 1995/9/1/pubmed PY - 1995/9/1/medline PY - 1995/9/1/entrez SP - 102 EP - 5 JF - The West Indian medical journal JO - West Indian Med J VL - 44 IS - 3 N2 - During the period 1988-1992, a total of 4,030 malignant neoplasms were recorded in Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica. These comprised 1,829 in males and 2,201 in females. Histological confirmation was obtained in 83.4%. The crude incidence rate for males was 128.5, and 136.2 for females. The age-standardized rates (ASR) were 179.9 for males and 166.1 for females. Age-specific rates by site, sex and age are tabulated. Attention is drawn to increased incidence for cancers of prostate, larynx, bronchus and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in males. There was also an increase in female breast cancer (crude rate 36.0; ASR 47.1). Invasive cervix cancer has shown no significant change in incidence. Neoplasms of the body of the uterus have increased (crude rate 7.6; ASR 9.5). The rise in cancer of breast and body of uterus suggests that the influence of exogenous oestrogens should be considered. SN - 0043-3144 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8560879/Age_specific_incidence_of_cancer_in_Kingston_and_St__Andrew_Jamaica_1988_1992_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/cancerinchildren.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -