Geographic clustering patterns in mortality from biliary tract cancer in Japan.
We calculated the standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) of biliary tract cancer (BTC) in Japan from 1981 to 1990 and statistically analyzed the results according to 333 Secondary Areas of Medical Care, as well as sex and subsite [gallbladder cancer (GBC) and extrahepatic bile duct cancer (BDC) ], in order to examine geographic clustering patterns of BTC.
In GBC in both sexes, the Secondary Areas of Medical Care with high SMRs were clustered in the eastern part of Japan.
In BDC in both sexes, the Areas with high SMRs were clustered between the northern and eastern parts of Japan.
In comparison with GBC, this clustering favored the northern part of Japan.
In males, the clustering pattern in mortality from BTC was mainly due to the occurrence of BDC.
In females, the clustering pattern in mortality from BTC reflected that of GBC.
The clustering of BTC, especially GBC, seems to be related to the distribution of plains, basins, and rivers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Carcinome, Voie biliaire, Vésicule biliaire, Incidence, Mortalité, Distribution, Epidémiologie, Homme, Tumeur maligne, Appareil digestif pathologie, Voie biliaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carcinoma, Biliary tract, Gallbladder, Incidence, Mortality, Distribution, Epidemiology, Human, Malignant tumor, Digestive diseases, Biliary tract disease
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 21/07/1998.