To identify lung cancer patients of Hispanic ethnicity, surnames in the Connecticut Tumor Registry were matched with the 1980 Spanish surname list of the U.S. Bureau of the Census.
Also death certificates for women with lung cancer in the registry were examined to ascertain maiden names.
For women Hispanic surnames in the registry were not good indicators of ethnicity; their sensitivity was only 58 percent when compared with the decedent's maiden name.
Estimated age-specific incidence rates for lung cancer during the 1980-88 period among Hispanic men, using surnames in the registry, were lower than the rates for non-Hispanic men, as expected from studies of Hispanic mortality in the Northeast.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Epidémiologie, Connecticut, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Bronchopulmonaire, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Homme, Ethnie, Incidence, Mortalité, Hispanique, Sexe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Epidemiology, Connecticut, United States, North America, America, Bronchopulmonary, Respiratory disease, Human, Ethnic group, Incidence, Mortality, Sex
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Cote : 93-0600357
Code Inist : 002B11A. Création : 199406.