A total of 438 males resident in the six West of Scotland Health Board areas were notified to the cancer registry with a diagnosis of teratoma between 1 January 1975 and 31 December 1989.
Non-registration was between 2% and 3.4% ; a further 44 cases were ascertained through independent listings in the major tertiary referral centres.
There were four (1%) duplicate registrations and 16 (4%) were incorrect on the basis of pathology (three) or residence (13).
Of these, most (26) were registered with alternative diagnoses and eight were registered on the pre-1985 manual system.
The positive correlation between socioeconomic status and incidence was confirmed by linking residential postcode at diagnosis to the Carstairs and Morris Deprivation Index.
There was an increasing incidence, both overall and for men aged 15-44 years, with doubling times of 20 and 25 years respectively.
The increase was confined to men resident in the more deprived postcode sectors ; the incidence rate among men from the most affluent areas remained unchanged throughout the period of study.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur non séminomateuse, Testicule, Homme, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Statut socioéconomique, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Tumeur germinale, Appareil génital mâle pathologie, Testicule pathologie, Tumeur maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Non seminomatous tumor, Testicle, Human, Incidence, Epidemiology, Socioeconomic status, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Germ cell tumor, Male genital diseases, Testicular diseases, Malignant tumor
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