Site- and gender-specific time trend analyses of the incidence of skin melanomas in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) including 19351 cases.

@article{Stang2003SiteAG,
  title={Site- and gender-specific time trend analyses of the incidence of skin melanomas in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) including 19351 cases.},
  author={Andreas Stang and Roland Stabenow and Bettina Eisinger and K. H. J{\"o}ckel},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={2003},
  volume={39 11},
  pages={1610-8}
}
Over the past few decades, the incidence of skin melanoma has been rising in almost all developed countries. We examined trends in the incidence of skin melanoma in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) from 1961 to 1989. Incidence rates per 100,000 person years were age-adjusted (World Standard Population). We estimated the effects of age, period, and cohort on the overall and site-specific incidence of skin melanoma. From 1961 to 1989, the incidence of melanoma increased from 1.8 to 5.0… CONTINUE READING