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Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australians in Queensland, 1997-2006

Moore, Suzanne P., O'Rourke, Peter K., Mallitt, Kylie-Ann, Garvey, Gail, Green, Adele C., Coory, Michael D. and Valery, Patricia C. (2010). Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australians in Queensland, 1997-2006. Medical Journal of Australia,193(10):590-593.

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Title Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australians in Queensland, 1997-2006
Author Moore, Suzanne P.
O'Rourke, Peter K.
Mallitt, Kylie-Ann
Garvey, Gail
Green, Adele C.
Coory, Michael D.
Valery, Patricia C.
Journal Name Medical Journal of Australia
Publication Date 2010
Volume Number 193
Issue Number 10
ISSN 0025-729X   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-78649662878
Start Page 590
End Page 593
Total Pages 4
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company Pty. Ltd.
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Objective: To examine cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Queenslanders.

Design, setting and patients: Assessment of indirectly standardised incidence and mortality ratios for Indigenous Australians in Queensland diagnosed with cancer from 1997 to 2006, compared with the total Queensland population.

Main outcome measures: Standardised incidence and mortality ratios.

Results: Compared with the total Queensland population, Indigenous Queenslanders had a lower overall incidence of cancer (standardised incidence ratio, 0.79; 95% CI, 0.75–0.82), but a higher incidence of some of the more fatal cancer types. Overall cancer mortality was higher (standardised mortality ratio, 1.36; 95% CI, 1.28–1.45) and similar to rates for Indigenous people in other Australian states.

Conclusion: Cancer rates for Indigenous Queenslanders, a mostly urbanised population, are similar to rates for Indigenous Australians mostly living in remote areas.
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