Cancer incidence in the Dalgety Bay area of Fife, Scotland, was examined following the detection of radium-226 particles by routine radiation monitoring.
The study was confounded by rapid population growth, demographic change and the relatively high socioeconomic status of the Dalgety Bay population.
Health Board Primary Care Division records were used to calculate population estimates and Carstairs deprivation score was used to adjust for socioeconomic characteristics.
In the period 1975-90, 211 residents were registered as having cancer compared with 214.21 expected from Scottish national rates.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Incidence, Exposition, Radiocontamination, Radium, Rayonnement ionisant, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Epidémiologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Incidence, Exposure, Radioactive contamination, Radium, Ionizing radiation, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Epidemiology, Human
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Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 199406.