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Title Should we or shouldn't we compare cancer incidence rates among registries?
Author Chen, VW
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Publication Type (Help) incollection
Book Title Cancer Incidence in North America, 1988-1991
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Month April
Year 1995
Editor Howe HL
Pages V-1-V-7
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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=EjUey8gSoRI%3d&tabid=94&mid=434
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Citation Chen VW. Should we or shouldn't we compare cancer incidence rates among registries?. In: Howe HL (ed.) Cancer Incidence in North America, 1988-1991. Sacramento, CA: North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, April 1995 V-1-V-7. [http://www.naaccr.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=EjUey8gSoRI%3d&tabid=94&mid=434.]
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Abstract

A frequent question addressed to central cancer registries is how local rates compare with the national average. Before performing a comparative analysis, an assessment of data comparability and appropriateness of comparisons must be conducted. This article discusses the importance of case definition, case ascertainment completeness, resolution of duplicate tumor reports, missing information on reported cases, and the comparability of populations with regard to age, race, cancer screening participation, prevalence of risk factors, and urbanicity in interpreting such comparative analyses.



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cancer
compare
incidence
rates
registries