Trends in colorectal cancer incidence rates in New Zealand, 1981-2004.

  title={Trends in colorectal cancer incidence rates in New Zealand, 1981-2004.},
  author={Ankit B Shah and Diana Sarfati and Tony Blakely and June N Atkinson and Elizabeth R Dennett},
  journal={ANZ journal of surgery},
  volume={82 4},
BACKGROUND Incidence rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) in New Zealand rank among the highest worldwide. Internationally, there has been evidence of a shift in colon cancer from left- to right-sided. The objective of this study was to determine trends in left- and right-sided colon and rectal cancers incidence by sex, age and ethnicity. METHODS Using datasets created by linking data from the New Zealand Cancer Registry to the census data, we analysed a total of 47,694 CRCs from 1981 to 2004… CONTINUE READING
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