Epidemiologic data show a high incidence of cervical cancer throughout the world and a high mortality, particularly in developing countries.
The aim of this study was to describe the incidence and stages of cervical carcinoma in Surinam.
Results were compared with data from The Netherlands (used as representative of western European countries) because of a medical and patient exchange program.
Data for Surinamese patients analyzed in this study were based on the files from the Department of Pathology at the University of Surinam from 1989 through 1994.
Cumulative and incidence rates standardized to the World Standard Population were calculated and compared with rates in other South American countries and in The Netherlands.
Age distribution and stage of disease (according to the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) among Surinamese and Dutch women were compared.
Furthermore, differences in incidence rates among the multiple ethnicities of the Surinamese population were evaluated.
Age standardized incidence rates for Surinam and The Netherlands were 26.7 and 6.2 per 100,000 women, respectively.
The cumulative rate up to age 74 years was 2.9 in Surinam versus 0.6 in The Netherlands.
Incidence in Surinam rose sharply with age.
More than 40% of the Surinamese women presented with Stage IIB disease or higher compared with 12% in The Netherlands.
In Surinam, low stage of disease was highest in the youngest group (4...
Mots-clés Pascal : Carcinome, Col utérus, Homme, Incidence, Stade clinique, Epidémiologie, Surinam, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Age, Ethnie, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Col utérus pathologie, Tumeur maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carcinoma, Uterine cervix, Human, Incidence, Clinical stage, Epidemiology, Surinam, South America, America, Age, Ethnic group, Female genital diseases, Uterine cervix diseases, Malignant tumor
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