Trends in death certification rates from pancreatic cancer over the period 1955-1989 were analyzed for 25 European countries (excluding the former Soviet Union and a few smaller countries).
In 1985-1989, rates for males ranged between 5.3/100,000 (age-standardized world population) in Spain and 10.3/100,000 in Hungary and Czechoslovakia.
Other high-mortality areas were located in Northern Europe (Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Denmark) and Central Europe (Austria, Poland, Germany), whilst mortality was lower in Southern Europe (Portugal, Greece).
Between 1955 and 1989, mortality rates increased in all the countries considered, the change ranging between 6% in Scotland and 279% in Spain ; the rises were higher in the Mediterranean and Eastern European countries than in Northern Europe.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Pancréas, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Europe, Homme, Pancréas pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Pancreas, Mortality, Epidemiology, Europe, Human, Pancreatic disease, Digestive diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0581235
Code Inist : 002B13C01. Création : 09/06/1995.