To determine the changing incidence of and mortality from cutaneous malignant melanoma in Scotland from 1979 to 1994.
Detailed registration of clinical and pathological features, surgical and other treatment, and follow up of all cases of cutaneous malignant melanoma diagnosed from 1979 to 1994 and registered with specialist database for Scotland.
6288 patients with invasive primary cutaneous malignant melanoma diagnosed between 1 January 1979 and 31 December 1994.
The annual age standardised incidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma rose significantly from 3.5 to 7.8 per 100 000 per year in men and from 6.8 to 12.3 per 100 000 per year in women (P<0.001 for both).
World standardised rates increased from 2.7 to 6.0 per 100 000 per year in men and 4.6 to 8.50 per 100 000 in women.
The incidence of melanoma continued to increase significantly in men of all ages during the study, but the rate stabilised in women after 1986.
Mortality from cutaneous malignant melanoma was 1.3 per million per annum in men in 1979, rising to 2.3 per million per annum in 1994 (P<0.01) ; it was 2.4 per million per annum in women in 1979, falling to 1.9 per million per annum in 1994 (P=0.09).
The underlying mortality trends showed a continuing rise for men but a downward trend for women that was not significant (P=0.09). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Mélanome malin, Peau, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Diagnostic, Survie, Facteur risque, Analyse tendance, Evaluation, Homme, Femelle, Mortalité, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Tumeur maligne, Peau pathologie, Organisation santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant melanoma, Skin, Epidemiology, Incidence, Diagnosis, Survival, Risk factor, Trend analysis, Evaluation, Human, Female, Mortality, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Malignant tumor, Skin disease, Public health organization
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0548749
Code Inist : 002B08A. Création : 24/03/1998.