Data from 2 Australian cancer registries covering a population of 1.7 million people were combined for the purposes of analysing brain cancer incidence, mortality and survival patterns for the time period 1978 through 1992.
A total of 1,752 cases of primary brain cancer were registered, representing age-standardized incidence rates of 6.7 per 100,000 in men and 4.6 in women.
Histological confirmation was available for 94% of cases.
The incidence rate among persons aged 75 or over was higher during 1986-1992 than during 1978-1985, the rate for men increasing from 16.3 to 26.2 and that for women increasing from 9.7 to 18.0. The largest increases in this age group occurred for cases of glioblastoma multiforme.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Intracrânien, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Mortalité, Survie, Pronostic, Australie, Océanie, Homme, Encéphale pathologie, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Intracranial, Epidemiology, Incidence, Mortality, Survival, Prognosis, Australia, Oceania, Human, Cerebral disorder, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0147019
Code Inist : 002B17E. Création : 09/06/1995.