Trends in the incidence of 15 common cancers in Hong Kong, 1983-2008.

  title={Trends in the incidence of 15 common cancers in Hong Kong, 1983-2008.},
  author={Wen-Chuan Xie and Man-Him Chan and Kei-Choi Mak and Wai-Tin Chan and Miao He},
  journal={Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP},
  volume={13 8},
BACKGROUND The objective of this study WAS to describe cancer incidence rates and trends among THE Hong Kong population for the period 1983-2008. METHODS Incident cases and population data from 1983 to 2008 were obtained from the Hong Kong Cancer Registry and the Census and Statistics Department, respectively. Age- standardized incidence rates (ASIR) were estimated and joinpoint regression was applied to detect significant changes in cancer morbidity. RESULTS For all cancers combined, the… CONTINUE READING
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