Time trends of esophageal cancer in Hong Kong: age, period and birth cohort analyses.

@article{Tse2007TimeTO,
  title={Time trends of esophageal cancer in Hong Kong: age, period and birth cohort analyses.},
  author={Lap-ah Tse and Ignatius Tak-sun Yu and Oscar Wai-kong Mang},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={120 4},
  pages={853-8}
}
This study was to examine the time trend of the incidence rates of esophageal cancer during the period 1979-2003 in Hong Kong and to identify the effects of year of diagnosis (period) and year of birth (cohort) on the observed time trends using regression models. Cancer incidence data were obtained from Hong Kong Cancer Registry and population data were from the Census and Statistics Department. Age-standardized incidence rates were computed by the direct method using the World population of… CONTINUE READING

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