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An atlas of cancer in Ireland 1994-2003
National Cancer Registry Ireland (NCRI), The; Carsin, Anne-Elie; Sharp, Linda; Comber, Harry
Background Many of the causes of cancer are still not well understood. Although much is known about the effects of lifestyle and environmental factors, a considerable part of the cancer burden remains unexplained. Investigation of geographical differences in cancer incidence can throw light on both cancer aetiology and also on variations in cancer risk factors between populations. Spatial variation on a relatively fine scale may also yield information on the success of programmes of prevention, screening and early detection. The aim of this report was to describe variations in cancer risk (incidence) at electoral district (EO) level in Ireland. The objectives were to: investigate geographical variation in cancer incidence in Ireland; examine the relationships between area-based characteristics (such as population density) and cancer risk; attempt to explain these relationships through the examination of area-based measures of socio-economic status and aspects of lifestyle.
Keyword(s): CANCER; EPIDEMIOLOGY
Publication Date:
2009
Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): National Cancer Registry
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