Jörg Haberland

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In Germany presently no nationwide cancer registration exists. To estimate national cancer incidence, Poisson regression models were fitted to incidence/mortality ratios using age and sex specific data of the cancer registry of Saarland, Germany and were then applied to national mortality. The models estimate the absolute number of incident cases at a given(More)
For 20 years the Federal Cancer Reporting Unit has been processing and analyzing the comprehensive data of the population-based cancer registries in the Federal Republic of Germany. For this purpose the registries transfer their epidemiological records that have been made anonymous to the Federal Cancer Reporting Unit in the Robert Koch Institute once a(More)
BACKGROUND For years the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has been annually pooling and reviewing the data from the German population-based cancer registries and evaluating them together with the cause-of-death statistics provided by the statistical offices. Traditionally, the RKI periodically estimates the number of new cancer cases in Germany on the basis of(More)
The future as well as the past development of cancer incidents in Germany is of continuous importance for health policy. Cancer incidence data observed over more than 20 years are analysed by log-linear models with polynomial trend components. The estimated trend models are used for a trend extrapolation until the year 2020. Since cancer registration in(More)
A model for forecasting mortality developed by Lee and Carter is applied to data of West Germany. The logs of the age-specific death rates are modeled as a linear function of an unobserved mortality index using the singular value decomposition method. The forecasts are based on projections of all individual trends of the mortality rates. Applied to life(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer is a common disease that places a large burden on health-care systems. Although the rise of incident cancer cases over recent decades in Germany can largely be explained by demographic ageing, other factors also affect these numbers. The aim of this work was to calculate the incidence of colorectal and lung cancers, two of the most common(More)
Cancer represents the second most common cause of death in Germany. The country's federal states operate regional population-based cancer registries that collect and analyze data on cancer patients. This provides an essential basis for describing the cancer burden in the German population. In order to obtain valid and reliable information on cancer(More)
Despite having achieved nationwide registry coverage in addition to substantial improvements in data on the epidemiology of cancer in Germany, the Centre for Cancer Registry Data continues to estimate national statistics on incidence, survival, and prevalence instead of calculating these directly from available data. The methods used for evaluations are(More)
Following a long-term decline, death rates due to infectious diseases in West-Berlin men have dramatically increased since 1983. The Berlin mortality statistics introduced AIDS as a specific cause of death only in 1989. However, opportunistic infections, a negligible quantity until 1983, and pointing to AIDS as the underlying cause, show a steep increase in(More)
Objectives or targets for health have been presented by the World Health Organisation as well as a number of national health administrations. Health objectives are intended as guidelines attracting the commitment of decision makers and health professionals. As a "normative health indicator" a health objective should quantify the desired progress and give(More)