Trends in survival from cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx in Scotland : a clue as to why the disease is becoming more common ?
Data were examined to determine trends in survival from cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx in Scotland between 1968 and 1987, and to analyse survival rates and the previously noted increases in the incidence of such cancers according to the level of social deprivation.
Incidence data on oral cavity and pharyngeal cancer and survival rates following diagnosis were obtained from the Information and Statistics Division of the Common Services Agency for the National Health Service in Scotland, covering the period 1968-92.
It was found that survival rates for cancers of the tongue, mouth and pharynx diagnosed among persons less than 65 years of age decreased between 1968 72 and 1983 87.
Five year relative survival rates fell from 47% to 39% over this period, while the equivalent rates among persons older than 65 years have shown a modest improvement from 34% to 38%. When considered by level of social deprivation, survival is lower among persons from the most deprived areas, and it is among such persons that the recent increases in occurrence of cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx have primarily occurred.
The poorer survival among those from more socially deprived areas, and the evidence that the largest increase in incidence has occurred in such areas may to some extent explain the non-favourable trends in mortality.
More importantly it emphasises the potential benefits of targeting such a population for oral health information.
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Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Pharynx, Cavité buccale, Survie, Pronostic, Epidémiologie, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme, ORL pathologie, Pharynx pathologie, Cavité buccale pathologie, Stomatologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Pharynx, Oral cavity, Survival, Prognosis, Epidemiology, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Human, ENT disease, Pharynx disease, Oral cavity disease, Stomatology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0238061
Code Inist : 002B10B01. Création : 199608.