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Am J Public Health. 2008 Jul;98(7):1200-2. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2007.118679. Epub 2008 May 29.

Detection of very early oral cancers in Puerto Rico.

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Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, New York University College of Dentistry, New York 10003-1402, USA. dem5@nyu.edu

Abstract

We evaluated a possible disparity in the detection of very early oral cancers in Puerto Rico relative to the United States. The percentage of in situ (noninvasive) cases among all oral cancer cases was calculated separately for Puerto Rico and the United States using population-based cancer registry data (1992-2001). In situ cancers constituted 1.2% of oral cancer cases in Puerto Rico and 3.4% in the United States (P<.001). These findings suggest a disparity in very early oral cancer detection in Puerto Rico compared with the United States.

PMID:
18511727
PMCID:
PMC2424081
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2007.118679
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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