Risks of cancer incidence in people born in England and Wales and New Zealand living in their home countries, and after migration between the two countries, were analysed using data from their national cancer registries.
Since these populations are of similar genetic origin, any real differences in cancer incidence between them are likely to reflect the action of environmental or behavioural risk factors.
The greatest differences in risk between the countries were for cutaneous melanoma and lip cancer.
In each sex, relative risks of these malignancies were 4 or greater for the New Zealand-born in New Zealand compared with English and Welsh natives in their home country, and risks for migrants in each direction were generally intermediate between those born in the home country in the two countries.
Sizeable significantly raised risks in the New Zealand-born in New Zealand compared with English and Welsh natives in England and Wales also occurred for cancers of the mouth, small intestine, colon, thymus, eye and thyroid, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in each sex, and for cancer of the prostate.
For all of these sites except mouth, small intestine and colon there were also risks around or above New Zealand-born levels for English and Welsh migrants to New Zealand ; for colon cancer these migrants had risks close to those in England and Wales.
New Zealand migrants to England and Wales had risks of cancers of the colon and prostate that were similar to or above New Zealand levels.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Leucémie, Lymphome, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Pays de Galles, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie, Immigrant, Homme, Hémopathie maligne, Lymphoprolifératif syndrome
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Incidence, Epidemiology, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Wales, New Zealand, Oceania, Immigrant, Human, Malignant hemopathy, Lymphoproliferative syndrome
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0428127
Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 01/03/1996.