An Australia-wide survey in 1985 recorded the highest rates of medically treated non-melanocytic skin cancer (NMSC) ever reported.
We report the findings of a repeat survey conducted in 1990.
This second survey confirmed the differences, by age, sex, body site, latitude, country of birth and skin reaction to strong sunlight, that were observed in 1985.
Over the 5-year period certain changes were noted: the incidence of NMSCs increased by 19%, of basal-cell carcinomas (BCC) by 11% and of squamous-cell carcinomas (SCC) by 51%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mélanome malin amélanique, Epidémiologie, Homme, Peau, Incidence, Peau pathologie, Tumeur maligne, Australie, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Amelanotic malignant melanoma, Epidemiology, Human, Skin, Incidence, Skin disease, Malignant tumor, Australia, Oceania
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Code Inist : 002B08A. Création : 199406.