The prevalence of cancer among adults in the United States: 1987.

@article{Byrne1992ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of cancer among adults in the United States: 1987.},
  author={Julianne Byrne and Larry G. Kessler and Susan S. Devesa},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1992},
  volume={69 8},
  pages={2154-9}
}
No national data exist on the prevalence of cancer in the United States population. The authors report the first estimates of prevalence rates of cancer from a population-based sample of the adult population of the United States. Estimates are based on responses collected from the Cancer Control Supplements of the National Health Interview Survey, a population-based sample survey of all people older than 17 years of age in the United States in 1987. Of 44,123 adults questioned, 1593 said they… CONTINUE READING

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