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Cancer incidence data for adults

A. J. Swerdlow

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology

Published in print July 1996 | ISBN: 9780192622358
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723636 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0005
Cancer incidence data for adults

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This chapter describes the sources of cancer incidence data for small-area analyses, the data requirements for such analyses, and the issues that must be considered in interpreting the results. It discusses the limitations of small-area analyses using cancer registry data and outlines the ways in which investigation can go beyond calculation of geographical rates from the registry data.

Keywords: cancer registry data; small-area studies; data analysis; geographical rates

Chapter.  5297 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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