:: Volume 20, Issue 4 (2-2013) ::
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2013, 20(4): 239-245 Back to browse issues page
Trend analysis of Pancreatic Cancer Mortality in Iran
Z Fazeli , Fs Fazeli bavandpour , Ar Abdi , Ma Pour hosaingholi * 1, Bastaminezhad
1- , Amin_phg@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Pancreatic cancer is a fatal cancer with low survival. There is little publi-shed data on the mortality of pancreas cancer and its epidemiology in Iran. The aim of this study was to present the mor-tality trends from pancreatic cancer for Iranian population, from 1999 to 2004. Usi-ng national death statistic in order to pro-vide update information for its burden. Materials and Methods: National death Statistic reported by the Ministry of Health are included in this analysis. Pancreas can-cer were expressed as the annual mortality rates/100,000, overall, by sex and by age group(<15, 15-49 and ≥50 years of age) and age standardized rate(ASR). Findings: The age standardized mortality rate of pancreatic cancer decreased slightly during the years under the study. Its mor-tality was higher for male and the mortality increased as age increased. Discussion & Conclusion: This study pro-vides projection for burden of death due to pancreatic cancer for Iran, indicating that the trend of its mortality slightly decreased and may be leveled off in recent years.
Keywords: pancreatic cancer; mortality; Iran
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Molecular Genetics
Received: 2013/03/16 | Accepted: 2013/03/17 | Published: 2013/03/17

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