Traduction en anglais : Regional distribution of the mortality of stomach and colon cancer in Dithmarschen and Nordfriesland : stomach and colon cancer maps of two counties.
In two counties (Dithmarschen and Nordfriesland) of the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein (in the northern part of Germany) the cancer mortality rates, especially those of stomach and colon cancer, were evaluated for the time period 1980-1991.
For this purpose the corresponding death certificates collected in these counties were analysed.
The counties were subdivided into 16 and 17 smaller areas, respectively.
The age-adjusted mortality rates were calculated and the obtained data scaled into eight sections, which were graphically mapped over the smaller areas of the two counties.
The frequency of these cancer mortality rates reflects a wide range of distribution pattern in the smaller areas of the two counties, which greatly differ from the cancer mortality values calculated for the two counties as a whole.
In comparison with the frequency of stomach cancer mortality for men published in the German Cancer Atlas in 1984 it could be demonstrated that this cancer mortality further decreased in these counties.
These data may be transferred and used for cancer mortality mapping as described in the present paper.
All published data should be supervised by an official with special knowledge of the requirements of personal data protection.
This study underlines the necessity for higher resolution (smaller areas) in cancer registries as essential prerequisite for systematical exploration of the origins of cancer mortality and as a basis for preventive measures.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Tumeur maligne, Côlon, Estomac, Répartition géographique, Epidémiologie, Homme, Cartographie, Registre, Allemagne, Europe, Côlon pathologie, Estomac pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Malignant tumor, Colon, Stomach, Geographic distribution, Epidemiology, Human, Cartography, Register, Germany, Europe, Colonic disease, Gastric disease, Digestive diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0380405
Code Inist : 002B13B01. Création : 01/03/1996.