Cervical cancer mortality in Belgium, 1955-1989. A descriptive study

S Vyslouzilova, M Arbyn, H Van Oyen, S Drieskens, P Quataert

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This study describes trends in cervical cancer mortality among women in Belgium from 1954 to 1989. Data are analysed by means of the standardised mortality rate, age- and cohort-specific mortality rates and standardised cohort mortality ratios. The age-standardised mortality rate decreased progressively from 6.3/100,000 women-years in the first period (1955-1959) to 3.8/100,000 in 1985-1989, indicating a decline of 39.7% over the seven quinquennial periods. A decrease was observed in almost all age groups between 30 and 69 years. In the last 15 years, no further decline, but even a discrete increase, occurred for the age categories younger than 50 years. The successive cohorts born between 1915 and 1939 expressed a continuing lower risk of cervical cancer mortality. This trend was not observed for the most recent generations, for whom even a slight increase of the standardised cohort mortality ratio could be distinguished.

TaalEngels
TijdschriftEuropean journal of cancer (Oxford, England : 1990)
Volume33
Exemplaarnummer11
Pagina's (van-tot)1841-5
ISSN0959-8049
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StatusGepubliceerd - 1997

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