Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australian children, 1997-2008

Valery, Patricia C., Youlden, Danny R., Baade, Peter D., Ward, Leisa J., Green, Adele C. and Aitken, Joanne F. (2013) Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australian children, 1997-2008. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 60 1: 156-158. doi:10.1002/pbc.24239

Author Valery, Patricia C.
Youlden, Danny R.
Baade, Peter D.
Ward, Leisa J.
Green, Adele C.
Aitken, Joanne F.
Title Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australian children, 1997-2008
Journal name Pediatric Blood and Cancer   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1545-5009
Publication date 2013-01-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/pbc.24239
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 60
Issue 1
Start page 156
End page 158
Total pages 3
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Abstract We report cancer incidence and mortality among Indigenous children in Australia and compare the results with corresponding data for non-Indigenous children. This information is important in understanding the overall burden of cancer in this population, and where disparities exist, to plan what action is required. Age-standardized rates, and indirectly standardized incidence and mortality ratios (SIRs and SMRs) were calculated for the years 1997–2008. There were 224 cancers identified among Indigenous children (99.5 per million per year) and 52 Indigenous children died from cancer during the study period (22.9 per million per year). The SIR for all cancers was 0.64 (95% CI = 0.56–0.73; P < 0.001) while the SMR was 0.81 (95% CI = 0.61–1.07). These results provide a baseline with which to monitor cancer among Indigenous children over time.
Keyword Childhood
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 26 SEP 2012

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