The Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) Cancer Incidence and Mortality Study

Loos, Colleen (2014): The Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) Cancer Incidence and Mortality Study. Centre for Australian Military and Veterans' Health, The University of Queensland. Collection. doi:10.14264/uql.2016.592


Project name The Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) Cancer Incidence and Mortality Study
Project description
This study assesses how mortality and cancer incidence rates compare between those members of the Australian Defence Force deployed to the MEAO and a comparison group (who did not deploy to the MEAO).
Contact name Jeeva Kanesarajah
Contact email j.kanesarajah@uq.edu.au
Creator name Loos, Colleen
Creator(s) role Research Project Manager
Dataset name The Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) Cancer Incidence and Mortality Study
Dataset description
This study assesses how mortality and cancer incidence rates compare between those members of the Australian Defence Force deployed to the MEAO and a comparison group (who did not deploy to the MEAO). Comparisons are also made between these groups and rates of cancer and mortality in the general population.

This study provides the means to monitor cancer incidence and mortality rates over an extended period, to determine whether deployment to the MEAO is associated with a higher level of risk of cancer and mortality outcomes. The first results from the MEAO Mortality and Cancer Incidence study were released by the Department of Defence in early 2014. This report is available on the Department of Defence website.

Data include de-identified demographics of those in the nominal roll, de-identified mortality and aggregated cancer incidence data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Access conditions Mediated Access
ANZSRC Field of Research (FoR) Code 1117 Public Health and Health Services
DOI 10.14264/uql.2016.592
Grant ID SOW 03/08
Type of data Comma Separated Value (CSV)
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Data Volume 1 GB
Language eng
Collection start date 2009
Collection end date 2012
Keyword Cancer
Mortality rates
Cancer incidence
Risk
Collection type Collection
Publisher Centre for Australian Military and Veterans' Health, The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2014
Copyright notice 2014, Centre for Australian Military and Veterans' Health, The University of Queensland
Additional Notes Data may be released for re-use subject to ethical approval by an appropriate ethics committee and full data access approval by the Military and Veterans’ Health Research Data Access Committee (MVHRDAC).

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Created: Tue, 09 Dec 2014, 14:07:51 EST by Belinda Weaver