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Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australian children, 1997-2008

Valery, Patricia C., Youlden, Danny R., Baade, Peter D., Ward, Linda M., Green, Adele C. and Aitken, Joanne F. (2012). Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australian children, 1997-2008. Pedriatric Blood and Cancer,60(1):156-158.

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IRMA ID bsmithxPUB142
Title Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australian children, 1997-2008
Author Valery, Patricia C.
Youlden, Danny R.
Baade, Peter D.
Ward, Linda M.
Green, Adele C.
Aitken, Joanne F.
Journal Name Pedriatric Blood and Cancer
Publication Date 2012
Volume Number 60
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1545-5017   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84870226146
Start Page 156
End Page 158
Total Pages 2
Place of Publication United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract We report cancer incidence and mortality among Indigenous children in Australia and compare the results with corresponding data for non-Indigenous children. This information is important in understanding the overall burden of cancer in this population, and where disparities exist, to plan what action is required. Age-standardized rates, and indirectly standardized incidence and mortality ratios (SIRs and SMRs) were calculated for the years 1997–2008. There were 224 cancers identified among Indigenous children (99.5 per million per year) and 52 Indigenous children died from cancer during the study period (22.9 per million per year). The SIR for all cancers was 0.64 (95% CI = 0.56–0.73; P < 0.001) while the SMR was 0.81 (95% CI = 0.61–1.07). These results provide a baseline with which to monitor cancer among Indigenous children over time.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pbc.24239   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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