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Cancer Incidence in Five Continents | 2nd Edition

ISBN-10: 9283221206
ISBN-13: 9789283221203
PUBLISHER: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
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Product Description: Volume VI of Cancer Incidence in Five Continents provides compilations of cancer incidence from 142 registries covering 170 populations in 46 countries, for the years 1983-87. Age-specific, age-standardized, truncated and cumulative incidence rates are given for all malignant categories of cancer by sex and for each population. The raw data are contributed by population-based registries throughout the world, and are subjected to a series of validity and quality control tests before being processed in a standard manner. This series of publications presents data on cancer incidence from different parts of the world which can be used with confidence, and every effort is made to ensure that the rates are truly comparable from one area and ethnic group to another. To ensure that this is so, the data are subjected to a detailed editorial review once they have been checked and processed, and data which appear unreliable are not published in this series. The book includes commentary and tables on the various indicators of quality used. For the first time, the data in the book are also available on computer medium. A diskette is provided, giving incidence (at the 3-digit level of ICD-9), mortality and population figures for each of the populations included in Volume VI. The software is simple and easy to use, with options displayed in windows and selected by using a given key. The options include facilities to compute standardized, cumulative or age-specific incidence rates using a subset of registries and sites; the results of which can be exported to an ASCII text file or represented as a pie or bar chart.

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