There is a paucity of data about cancer among American-Samoans, the largest Pacific Islander group after Hawaiians.
This study provides the first data on the incidence and relative risk for all cancers among American-Samoans on the US mainland and in Hawaii.
The University of Southern California Cancer Surveillance Program and the Hawaii Tumor Registry, two population-based cancer surveillance programmes, provided archival data on American-Samoans residing in Los Angeles County, California and in Hawaii, respectively.
There were significant differences in the incidence and age-adjusted site-specific relative risk of cancers between American-Samoans, Hawaiians, and Anglos (non-Hispanic whites).
In Hawaii, American-Samoans diagnosed with cancer compared with Hawaiians had a higher age-adjusted site-specific relative risk for cancers of the nasopharynx (especially males), liver, prostate, thyroid, and blood (especially females) and a lower relative risk for cancers of the colon, rectum (especially males), lung (especially females) and breast.
Furthermore, compared with Anglos diagnosed with cancer in Hawaii, American-Samoans had a higher relative risk for cancers of the nasopharynx (especially males), stomach, liver, lung (especially males), corpus uteri, thyroid and blood, and a lower relative risk for cancers of the colon, skin, breast, testes, cervix uteri, bladder (especially males), and lymph nodes. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Samoa, Polynésie, Océanie, Homme, Ethnie, Epidémiologie, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Hawaï, Localisation, Surveillance sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Samoa, Polynesia, Oceania, Human, Ethnic group, Epidemiology, California, United States, North America, America, Hawaii, Localization, Sanitary surveillance
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0387369
Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 10/04/1997.