Unexplained increases in cancer incidence in the United States from 1975 to 1994: possible sentinel health indicators?


To search for unexplained patterns in cancer incidence, we analyzed data from 1975 to 1994 that represent approximately 10% of the population of the United States. Our analysis focused on long-term time trends in incidence and on deviations from those trends attributable to birth cohorts or to calendar periods. On average, cancer incidence rose 0.8… (More)


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