To monitor mortality rates from malignant melanoma we analysed all patients in Sweden (6,324) who died of malignant melanoma in 1953 through 1987.
Age-standardised rates per 105 increased from 1.1 to 4.0 in men and from 1.0 to 2.6 in women.
The average annual increase levelled off in men from 4.6% during 1953-1967 to 2.0% in 1978-1987; and in women from 3.7% to 0%. Multivariate analyses showed that the change in rates for men was mainly due to a birth-cohort effect, whereas in women the rates changed similarly in all age-groups in accordance with a time-period effect.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mélanome malin, Suède, Europe, Homme, Peau, Mortalité, Tumeur maligne, Peau pathologie, Prévision
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant melanoma, Sweden, Europe, Human, Skin, Mortality, Malignant tumor, Skin disease, Forecasting
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