The implications of an epidemiological mistake : a community's response to a perceived excess cancer risk.
The response of community residents to a perceived cancer excess may include changes in attitude, health-related behavior, and property values.
In 1986, a cancer agency conducted a study of cancer incidence (1979 to 1883) in two suburbs of Edmonton, Alberta, and reported elevations on the order of 25% over expected for most sites.
Reanalysis of these data several months later revealed an error.
Correction brought the rates into line with Alberta as a whole and with other communities surrounding Edmonton.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Erreur estimation, Homme, Incidence, Tumeur maligne, Attitude, Comportement, Impact socioéconomique, Effet psychologique, Surévaluation, Perception sociale, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Zone suburbaine
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Estimation error, Human, Incidence, Malignant tumor, Attitude, Behavior, Socioeconomical impact, Psychological effect, Social perception, Canada, North America, America, Suburban zone
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