Urban-Rural Gradients in Cancer Incidence and Mortality among Males in Trivandrum, Kerala

Abstract

Crude incidence rates (per 105) were 181 in urban and 149 in rural (ASR: 149 in urban & 122 in rural) with 21% higher incidence (CI:1.2-1.3) and 7% mortality (CI:=1.0-1.16) and lower fatality (mortality/incidence) (38.3% urban vs. 43.0% rural) in urban. Common cancers were lung (CR: 19.2, ASR: 15.4), prostate (CR: 19.0, ASR: 15.0) and colo-rectum (CR: 15.3, ASR: 12.4) in urban and lung (CR: 21.7, ASR: 17.5), colo-rectum (CR: 11.3, ASR: 9.2) and mouth (CR: 8.5, ASR: 6.8) in rural. Higher incidence of 135% were observed for prostate (95% CI: 2.0-2.8), 70% kidney (CI: 1.3-2.3), 59% urinary bladder (CI: 1.3-2.0) and 36% colo-rectum (CI: 1.2-1.6) and lower incidence (12%) of lung cancer (RR: 0.88, CI:0.8-1.0) in urban.

3 Figures and Tables

Cite this paper

@inproceedings{Mathew2017UrbanRuralGI, title={Urban-Rural Gradients in Cancer Incidence and Mortality among Males in Trivandrum, Kerala}, author={Aleyamma A Mathew and Preethi Sara George}, year={2017} }