Characteristics of cancer patients under the age of 20 at medical centers in Israel and the West Bank : a preliminary study.
This paper describes the demographic experience on 373 young cancer patients (less than 20 years of age) at two oncology centers initiated in Israel by one medical team in 1975-1977.
These units are the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center (AHMC), which predominantly serves a Jewish population (103 cases); and the West Bank Cancer Unit (WBCU), which provides similar care services to the Arab population of the West Bank (270 cases).
The two centers have the unique feature of serving two populations residing in close relationship but still differing in many cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
The Arab patients at WBCU tended to be younger than the Jewish children at AHMC.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Epidémiologie, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent, Etude comparative, Israël, Asie, Juif, Arabe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Epidemiology, Child, Human, Adolescent, Comparative study, Israel, Asia, Jew, Arabic
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Cote : 94-0057168
Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 199406.