The incidence and mortality of prostate cancer from 1957 to 1991 were studied in the Cancer Registry of Norway.
The age-adjusted incidence rate increased from 26.3 to 46.6 per 100 000 person-years during the period, and more than 2000 cases are now registered yearly.
The increase tends to be higher in the younger age groups, 50-59 years, and among the oldest, 90+years.
An increase was also found in cause-specific mortality, signifying a real increase in incidence over time.
There is a slight urban dominance in incidence of prostate cancer.
Autopsy findings account for less than 1.7% of the total.
The histo-and cytological verification rate reached 94% in 1987-1991 and the percentage of localised cases was 68.4%. The median age at diagnosis in 1987-1991 was 75.1 years.
Data on stage at time of diagnosis, histological differentiation and survival, reflect a small influence of earlier diagnosis.
Model analysis revealed no particular birth cohort effect, either on incidence or on mortality.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Prostate, Homme, Norvège, Europe, Registre, Mortalité, Base donnée, Epidémiologie, Santé publique, Prostate pathologie, Appareil urogénital pathologie, Appareil urinaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Prostate, Human, Norway, Europe, Register, Mortality, Database, Epidemiology, Prostate disease, Urogenital system diseases, Urinary system disease
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