Cancer incidence patterns by region and socioeconomic deprivation in teenagers and young adults in England

R. D. Alston, S. Rowan, T. O B Eden, A. Moran, J. M. Birch

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    Abstract

    Data on 35 291 individuals with cancer, aged 13-24 years, in England from 1979 to 2001 were analysed by region and socio-economic deprivation of census ward of residence, as measured by the Townsend deprivation index. The incidence of leukaemia, lymphoma, central nervous system tumours, soft tissue sarcomas, gonadal germ cell tumours, melanoma and carcinomas varied by region (P
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1760-1766
    Number of pages6
    JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
    Volume96
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2007

    Keywords

    • Cancer registration
    • Geographical incidence
    • Socioeconomic deprivation
    • Teenage and young adult cancer

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