Survey-based cancer mortality in the Lao PDR, 2007-08.

  title={Survey-based cancer mortality in the Lao PDR, 2007-08.},
  author={Thi Lua Nguyen and Duc Chinh Nguyen and Thi Hue Nguyen and Thi Tuong Van Vu and Thi Minh Hang Lai and Thuy Le and Boungnong Boupha and Latsamy Sengsounthone and Khanpaseuth Sengngam and Suminori Akiba and Trong Tung Hoang and Hoai Chuong Le and Tran Ngoan Le},
  journal={Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP},
  volume={12 10},
BACKGROUND The Lao PDR is a landlocked country with 5,920,000 inhabitants for which very few epidemiological studies on cancer have been performed. The aim of the present study was to examine cancer mortality in 2007-2008. METHODS A descriptive cancer epidemiology protocol was designed with a data collection form and guideline for both demographics and list of all deaths from all 757 local Health Centers of 17 provinces/ cities. Five indicators, name, age, sex, date of death and the cause of… CONTINUE READING


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