The epidemiologic profile of Kaposi's sarcoma in Greece prior to and during the AIDS era.
To determine the incidence rates and to describe the epidemiological patterns of non-AIDS Kaposi's sarcoma in the central southern area of Greece during the period 1974-1989, all 473 incidence cases reported to Pathology Departments were studied.
The mean age (SD) was 67.6 (12.9) years among 297 males and 66.1 (15.9) years among 176 females.
The mean age-standardized (Greek population 1981) incidence rate was 0.47 cases per 100,000 total population per year (males 0.62, females 0.32).
The standardized incidence rates increased over time for males, with the incidence-rate ratios relative to the earliest period, 1974-1978, being 1.44 (95% Cl, 1.02-2.04) for the 1979-1983 interval and 2.12 (95% Cl, 1.55-2.90) for the 1984-1989 interval.
However, the rates for females did not show a similar pattern.
The age-adjusted male : female ratio was 1.6 in 1974-1983 and 2.6 in 1984-1989.
Poisson-regression modelling suggested a shift in the age-specific incidence rate in men, towards younger ages during the last period, 1984-1989.
Mots-clés Pascal : Kaposi maladie, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Homme, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Analyse tendance, Echelon régional, Grèce, Europe, Sarcome, Peau pathologie, Tumeur maligne, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Kaposi sarcoma, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Human, Epidemiology, Incidence, Trend analysis, Regional scope, Greece, Europe, Sarcoma, Skin disease, Malignant tumor, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0249011
Code Inist : 002B08A. Création : 11/06/1997.