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Rev Saude Publica. 1991 Jun;25(3):188-92.

Proportional cancer incidence according to selected sites--comparison between residents in the city of S. Paulo, Brazil: Japanese and Brazilian/Portuguese descent.

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Departamento de Epidemiologia, Faculdade de Saúde Pública, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil.


The percentual distributions of selected sites of cancer cases according to origin, sex and age are compared. Data were obtained from the Registry of Cancer of S. Paulo (School of Public Health of the University of S. Paulo, Brazil). The reference period for inhabitants of Japanese descent was 1969/78 and for those of Brazilian descent, the period was 1969/75. Standardized Proportionate Incidence Ratios (SPIR) with approximate 95% Confidence Intervals (CI) were evaluated using age specific Incidence Ratios of S. Paulo, 1973, as standards. The results agree with findings of previous works on mortality, but show different patterns according to origin. The well known fact that some sub-groups of a population may be different from the overall group is once again brought to the fore. Attention should be drawn to the differences detected for stomach, skin and prostate, in males, and for stomach, skin, cervix and uterus in females.

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