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Gallbladder cancer incidence among American Indians and Alaska Natives, US, 1999-2004

TitleGallbladder cancer incidence among American Indians and Alaska Natives, US, 1999-2004
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsLemrow, SM, Perdue, DG, Stewart, SL, Richardson, LC, Jim, MA, French, HT, Swan, J, Edwards, BK, Wiggins, C, Dickie, L, Espey, DK
Date PublishedSep 1
ISBN Number0008-543X (Print)<br/>0008-543X (Linking)
Accession Number18720382
KeywordsAged, Alaska/epidemiology, Continental Population Groups/statistics & numerical data, Female, Gallbladder Neoplasms/ ethnology, Geography, Humans, Incidence, Indians, North American/ statistics & numerical data, Inuits/ statistics & numerical data, Middle Aged, Population Surveillance, Registries, United States/epidemiology
AbstractBACKGROUND: Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is rare; however, it disproportionately affects the American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) population. The purpose of the study was to characterize GBC among AI/AN in the US population. METHODS: Cases of GBC diagnosed between 1999 and 2004 and collected by state-based cancer registries were included. Registry records were linked with Indian Health Service (IHS) administration records to decrease race misclassification of AI/AN. GBC rates and/or percent distributions for AI/AN and non-Hispanic whites (NHW) were calculated by sex, IHS region, age, and stage for all US counties and IHS Contract Health Service Delivery Area (CHSDA) counties, in which approximately 56% of US AI/AN individuals reside. RESULTS: In CHSDA counties, the GBC incidence rate among AI/AN was 3.3 per 100,000, which was significantly higher than that among NHW (P
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