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Title Urbanization and cancer incidence, United States, 1988-1992
Author Fulton, JP
Secondary Authors Correa C, Hirschenberger W, Howe HL, Krautheim K, Parker S, Zahniser C
Publication Type (Help) incollection
Book Title Cancer Incidence in North America, 1989-1993, Volume One: Incidence
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Month April
Year 1997
Editor Howe HL, Lehnherr M
Pages VI-1-VI-9
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Publisher North American Association of Central Cancer Registries
Address Sacramento, CA
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URL http://www.naaccr.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=nI06CUvSRCs%3d&tabid=95&mid=477
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Citation Fulton JP, Correa C, Hirschenberger W, Howe HL, Krautheim K, Parker S, Zahniser C. Urbanization and cancer incidence, United States, 1988-1992. In: Howe HL, Lehnherr M (eds.) Cancer Incidence in North America, 1989-1993, Volume One: Incidence. Sacramento, CA: North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, April 1997 VI-1-VI-9. [http://www.naaccr.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=nI06CUvSRCs%3d&tabid=95&mid=477.]
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Abstract

In the early 1950s, large geographic differentials existed among county-level, site-specific cancer mortality rates. For many cancers, strongly urban counties had higher mortality rates than moderately urban counties; while for some counties, the reverse was true. By the early 1970s, many 18 of these differentials had diminished substantially. Geographic variation in site-specific cancer incidence rates were explored using state-level data for 1988-1992. For this time period, cancer incidence differentials appeared to be inconsequential for many cancer sites, using state rates. Even with this crude measure of urbanicity, some differentials persisted and might be the focus of future epidemiologic studies.



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cancer
incidence
united states
urban