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Colomb Med (Cali). 2012 Dec 30;43(4):281-9. eCollection 2012.

Cancer incidence and mortality in Manizales 2003-2007.

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  • 1Cancer Registy of Manizales. Departament of Maternal and Child Health, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales E-mail Address: guillermo.lopez_g@ucaldas.edu.co. ; Departament of Maternal and Child Health, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales Colombia. E-mail Address: walter.arboleda@ucaldas.edu.co.
  • 2Universidad de Caldas,Departament of Públic Health, Universidad de Chile,Departament of Públic Health, Manizales, Departament of Públic Health, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales Colombia, Departament of Públic Health, Universidad de Chile. E-mail Address: nelson.arias@ucaldas.edu.co.
  • 3Departament of Maternal and Child Health, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales Colombia. E-mail Address: walter.arboleda@ucaldas.edu.co.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

OBJECTIVE:

To describe cancer incidence and mortality in Manizales during the 2003-2007 period from population-based information.

METHODS:

The information was obtained from the Manizales Cancer Registry and DANE. We analyzed new cases and cancer deaths of individuals residing in Manizales from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2007. Cases reported correspond to primary invasive malignant tumors, in all locations, except basal cell carcinoma of the skin. We checked the internal consistency of the data and applied quality indicators suggested by the IARC. The population at risk was obtained from population projections (1985 -- 2020, DANE). Specific rates were estimated by gender and age (18 quinquennial groups), and standardized to the world population directly referenced.

RESULTS:

There were 3416 new cases and 1895 deaths from cancer. The age- standardized incidence rate (ASR) per 100,000 people-years for all primary locations (except skin) was 162.4 in women and 166.2 in men. Cancer accounted for 19.8% of mortality in Manizales with ASR per 100,000 people-years of 92.1 in men and 83.6 in women.

CONCLUSIONS:

The risk of developing cancer or dying from cancer in Manizales is intermediate and similar to national estimates. The information generated by the PCR-M meets international quality standards, so it is necessary to ensure sustainability and improvement.

KEYWORDS:

Neoplasm; incidence; mortality; population registries; population surveillance

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