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Author(s): Friestino J
Mendonça D
Oliveira P
Oliveira CM
Filho D
Title: Childhood cancer: Incidence and spatial patterns in the city of Campinas, Brazil, 1996-2005
Publisher: Universidad Nacional de Lanús
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: This article analyzes cancer incidence and spatial patterns in children and adolescents (0-19 years of age) residing in the city of Campinas in Southeastern Brazil who were diagnosed from 1996-2005. Cancers were classified according to the Third International Classification of Childhood Cancer (ICCC-3) Groups. The four most common groups were studied: leukemias, lymphomas, and central nervous system and soft tissue neoplasms. Age-standardized incidence rates were calculated using the world standard population. A spatial Bayesian hierarchical regression model (controlling for data heterogeneity and spatial autocorrelation) was fitted, assuming that the number of cancer cases follows a Poisson distribution. A total of 180 cases were diagnosed during the study period. Overall, the crude incidence rate was 54.2 per million and the agestandardized incidence rate was 56.5 per million. Although some regions present higher incidence rates, considering the spatial heterogeneity and the spatial autocorrelation, no statistically significant differences in the relative risks were observed.
Source: Salud Colectiva, vol.14(1), p. 51-63
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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