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<i>Issues to consider in interpretation of trends</i>

Anthony Swerdlow, Isable Dos Santos silva and Richard Doll

in Cancer Incidence and Mortality in England and Wales

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780192627483
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723698 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192627483.003.0004
Issues to consider in interpretation of trends

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This chapter discusses the issues to consider when interpreting data on cancer trends. These include mortality data, cancer registration data, comparison of mortality and incidence trends, consideration of trends at young and older ages, accuracy of denominations, and aetiology.

Keywords: cancer incidence; cancer trends; England; Wales; data analysis; denominations; aetiology

Chapter.  5994 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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