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  1. Fulltext. An ecological study of the effectiveness of mammography in reducing breast cancer mortality.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    The purpose of this study was determined the relation of screening mammography to breast cancer incidence and case fatality.

    Methods

    In a sample of White female Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized in 1990-1991, age-adjusted breast cancer incidence and 2-year case fatality rates were estimated and compared with the frequency of mammographic screening from a population-based survey.

    Results

    The average rates for incidence, case fatality, and mammography within 5 years in 29 states were 414/100 000,18.8%, and 59.2%, respectively.

    There was a positive state-level correlation between mammography rates and incidence and an inverse correlation between mammography and case fatality.

    Conclusions

    High screening mammography rates in some states are associated with reduced breast cancer case fatality rates, presumably as a result of diagnosis of earlier stage cancers.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Mortalité, Taux, Incidence, Mammographie, Dépistage, Diagnostic, Epidémiologie, Evaluation performance, Efficacité, Vieillard, Homme, Femelle, Age, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Glande mammaire pathologie, Radiodiagnostic

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Mortality, Rate, Incidence, Mammography, Medical screening, Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Performance evaluation, Efficiency, Elderly, Human, Female, Age, United States, North America, America, Mammary gland diseases, Radiodiagnosis

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0150406

    Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 21/07/1998.