This study investigates the extent to which the distinctive cross-sectional marital status picture of risk for cancer of the uterine cervix (single, married, widowed, divorced in ascending order of risk) has persisted in post-war Britain.
Incidence and mortality due to invasive cervical cancer amongst single women now exceeds that of the married, and for both has become much closer to that of the widowed and divorced.
A dramatic increase in carcinoma in situ in Scotland, seen particularly in the single since 1982, must partly reflect changes in screening and diagnostic classification, but is also consistent with the later occurrence of the sexual revolution in Scotland.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Epidémiologie, Royaume Uni, Europe, Col utérus, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Homme, Statut conjugal, Comportement sexuel, Incidence, Après guerre, Mortalité, Femelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Epidemiology, United Kingdom, Europe, Uterine cervix, Female genital diseases, Human, Marital status, Sexual behavior, Incidence, Mortality, Female
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0503318
Code Inist : 002B20C02. Création : 199406.