Regional patterns and trends in cancer mortality among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1990-2001.

@article{Espey2005RegionalPA,
  title={Regional patterns and trends in cancer mortality among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1990-2001.},
  author={David K. Espey and Roberta Paisano and Nathaniel Cobb},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2005},
  volume={103 5},
  pages={1045-53}
}
BACKGROUND National estimates of cancer mortality indicate relatively low rates for American Indians (AIs) and Alaska Natives (ANs). However, these rates are derived from state vital records in which racial misclassification is known to exist. METHODS In this cross-sectional study of cancer mortality among AIs and ANs living in counties on or near reservations, the authors used death records and census population estimates to calculate annualized, age-adjusted mortality rates for key cancer… CONTINUE READING