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Cancer incidence data for children

G. J. Draper and D. M. Parkin

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/9780192622358.003.0006
Cancer incidence data for children

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This chapter considers the special problems and advantages of conducting small-area studies of the incidence of childhood cancer. Topics discussed include data sources, diagnostic classification scheme, special aspects of the analysis of childhood cancer data, and variations in incidence rates.

Keywords: cancer incidence; childhood cancer; small-area studies; clustering

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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