Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australians in Queensland, 1997-2006

Moore, Suzanne P., O'Rourke, Peter K., Mallitt, Kylie-Ann, Garvey, Gail, Green, Adèle C., Coory, Michael D. and Valery, Patricia C. (2010) Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australians in Queensland, 1997-2006. Medical Journal of Australia, 193 10: 590-593.

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Author Moore, Suzanne P.
O'Rourke, Peter K.
Mallitt, Kylie-Ann
Garvey, Gail
Green, Adèle C.
Coory, Michael D.
Valery, Patricia C.
Title Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australians in Queensland, 1997-2006
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
Publication date 2010-11-15
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 193
Issue 10
Start page 590
End page 593
Total pages 4
Place of publication 0025-729X; 1326-5377
Publisher Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., Australia
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: To examine cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Queenslanders.
Design, setting and patients: Assessment of indirectly standardised incidence and mortality ratios for Indigenous Australians in Queensland diagnosed with cancer from 1997 to 2006, compared with the total Queensland population.
Main outcome measures: Standardised incidence and mortality ratios.
Results: Compared with the total Queensland population, Indigenous Queenslanders had a lower overall incidence of cancer (standardised incidence ratio, 0.79; 95% CI, 0.75-0.82), but a higher incidence of some of the more fatal cancer types. Overall cancer mortality was higher (standardised mortality ratio, 1.36; 95% CI, 1.28-1.45) and similar to rates for Indigenous people in other Australian states.
Conclusion: Cancer rates for Indigenous Queenslanders, a mostly urbanised population, are similar to rates for Indigenous Australians mostly living in remote areas.
Keyword Endometrial cancer
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