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The usefulness of health care databases in Wisconsin for identifying Hmong patients with cancer

TitleThe usefulness of health care databases in Wisconsin for identifying Hmong patients with cancer
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsFoote, M, Matloub, J
JournalWMJWMJ
Volume109
Pagination214-8
Date PublishedAug
ISBN Number1098-1861 (Print)<br/>1098-1861 (Linking)
Accession Number20945723
KeywordsAsia, Southeastern/ethnology, Female, Humans, Male, Neoplasms/ epidemiology/ ethnology, Registries, United States/epidemiology/ethnology
AbstractOBJECTIVES: The Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System (WCRS) collects data on cancer diagnoses in the state of Wisconsin. California and Minnesota cancer registries have reported that Hmong have higher rates of certain cancers than the general population. WCRS collaborated with the Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (WCCCP) and Wisconsin United Coalition of Mutual Assistance Associations (WUCMAA) to investigate the reporting of cancer cases in the Hmong population by medical facilities. METHODS: WCRS, WCCCP, and WUCMAA conducted a mail survey of facilities in 12 Wisconsin counties where Hmong populations reside. RESULTS: The survey found that
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