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Title Patterns of cancer incidence among U.S. Hispanics/Latinos, 1995-2000
Author Carozza, SE
Secondary Authors Howe HL
Publication Type (Help) article
Journal Cancer Causes Control
Month Oct
Year 2006
Pages 1067-75
Volume 17
Number 8
Publisher
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Note DOI: 10.1007/s10552-006-0045-3
URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10552-006-0045-3
PubMed ID 16933057
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EPub Date
Citation Carozza SE, Howe HL. Patterns of cancer incidence among U.S. Hispanics/Latinos, 1995-2000. Cancer Causes Control. 2006 Oct;17(8):1067-75. PMID 16933057. [http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10552-006-0045-3.]
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Abstract

Current and comprehensive data on cancer incidence in U.S. Latinos has been limited. Using a standardized approach to uniformly assign Hispanic/Latino race/ethnicity to cancer records, data from 15 central cancer registries, representing more than 85% of the U.S. Latino population, were included in the analysis. Average annual age-adjusted incidence rates and standard errors were calculated for Hispanic, non-Hispanic white, and non-Hispanic black males and females. To compare cancer incidence among Hispanic and non-Hispanic populations, standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) also were calculated. Latino populations had overall lower incidence for all cancers combined and for the four leading cancers (breast, prostate, lung and colorectal) than non-Hispanic populations; however, cancers of lesser impact in non-Hispanic populations (liver, gallbladder, stomach, penis and cervix) were more commonly diagnosed among Latinos. Understanding the patterns of cancer incidence in this diverse racial/ethnic minority group can serve to both stimulate research into the unique behaviors, exposures, and genetics that drive cancer risk among Latinos and to direct prevention and control efforts tailored to this population.



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cancer
hispanic
incidence
latino
patterns
united states