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Type: Journal article
Title: Trends in cancer mortality during the 20th century in Australia
Author: Freak-Poli, R.
Bi, P.
Hiller, J.
Citation: Australian Health Review, 2007; 31(4):557-564
Publisher: Australian Healthcare Association
Issue Date: 2007
ISSN: 0156-5788
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Rosanne Freak-Poli, Peng Bi and Janet E. Hiller
Abstract: An epidemiological study was conducted, using annual cancer mortality data over the period 1907 to 1998, to explore change in Australian cancer mortality. A 3-year moving average mortality was calculated to minimise the annual fluctuations over the study period. The results suggested that overall cancer mortality rose slightly over the past century, with a small decrease in more recent years. The male and female cancer mortality rates diverged over time. Younger age groups had low and stable death rates, 35-59 years age groups demonstrated decreased rates, and older age groups had increased rates over the study period. Modifiable lifestyle factors and other possible reasons for the changes were explored.
Keywords: Humans
Epidemiologic Studies
Middle Aged
DOI: 10.1071/AH070557
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