A population-based study was carried out on 3,988 tumours in teenagers (aged 1019 years) diagnosed during the period 1943-87 in Denmark and abstracted from the files of the National Cancer Registry.
In that Registry, codes for tumours were based solely on topography until the end of 1977.
In order to obtain a uniform data set, coded by the system of the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O) now used at the Cancer Registry, all cases of teenage cancer diagnosed prior to 1978 were re-evaluated, and an ICD-O code was applied.
Tumours were further aggregated into diagnostic groups using an internationally agreed scheme.
The average incidence rates for all histological types combined were 136 per million for boys and 108 per million for girls, which are close to those reported in Connecticut, USA.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Danemark, Europe, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Denmark, Europe, Incidence, Epidemiology, Adolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0615347
Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 199406.