Study objective-This study examined the incidence of cervical cancer and survival rates according to migrant experience of women from different regions of Spain to Girona, Catalonia (Spain).
Design-Using data from the population based cancer registry of Girona for the period 1980-89, crude and age adjusted incidence rates were calculated for local-born and first generation migrants from other Spanish regions.
The age standardised rate ratio (SRR) was calculated and Cox's regression model was used to adjust survival according to migrant status for age and stage at diagnosis.
Main results-The incidence of cervical cancer was significantly higher in first generation Spanish migrants compared with locally both women (SRR : 2.02 ; 95% CI 1.40 : 2.92).
The stage at diagnosis was more advanced among migrants.
Survival probability was significantly associated with stage at diagnosis, but age and region of birth were not.
Conclusions-Migrants from the southern Spanish regions show a twofold excess in the incidence of cervical cancer compared with the Girona-born female population.
Cases of cervical cancer in migrants are diagnosed at a more advanced stage and as a consequence have a poorer prognosis.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Col utérus, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Survie, Immigrant, Homme, Femelle, Espagne, Europe, Variation géographique, Utérus pathologie, Appareil génital femelle pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Uterine cervix, Epidemiology, Incidence, Survival, Immigrant, Human, Female, Spain, Europe, Geographical variation, Uterine diseases, Female genital diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0330037
Code Inist : 002B20C02. Création : 01/03/1996.