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  1. Fulltext. The implications of an epidemiological mistake : a community's response to a perceived excess cancer risk.

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

    Cote : 93-0265300

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.