Estimates of the worldwide mortality from eighteen major cancers in 1985. Implications for prevention and projections of future burden.
This report presents worldwide estimates of annual mortality from all cancers and for 18 specific cancer sites around 1985.
Crude and age-standardized mortality rates and numbers of deaths were computed for 24 geographical areas.
Of the estimated 5 million deaths from cancer (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer), 56% occurred in developing countries.
The most frequent neoplasm is lung cancer, accounting for 22% of cancer deaths in men.
Among women breast cancer is the leading malignancy, accounting for 16% and 11% of all cancer deaths in developed and developing countries, respectively.
In developing countries, cancer of the cervix uteri ranks first, breast cancer second.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Monde, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mortality, Epidemiology, World, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0132668
Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 199406.