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Bull World Health Organ. 1994;72(6):943-4.

Cancer deaths in India: is the model-based approach valid?

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  • 1International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France.

Abstract

The model-based cancer mortality estimates for India (775,800) are nearly double the data-based estimates (433,000), and are higher than even the incidence estimates (612,300). The model-based approach is therefore, at least in the case of India, incorrect. Established practice is to use real data to validate theoretical models, not to reject the data if apparently the model does not fit.

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