6831 - Incidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma in Granada...

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Incidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma in Granada (Spain) 1985-1992 Ricardo Ocaña-Riola, PhD Andalusian School of Public Health Granada - Spain
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© Ricardo Ocaña-Riola The author The author Address for correspondence Ricardo Ocaña-Riola Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública Campus Universitario de Cartuja, s/n Apdo de Correos 2070 18080 Granada (Spain) Ricardo Ocaña-Riola Professor of Biostatistics Andalusian School of Public Health E-mail ricardo@easp.es Web www.easp.es Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública References
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© Ricardo Ocaña-Riola Framework Framework Tumours derived from melanocytes The commonest in humans Most of them are benign They sometimes are converted into malignant melanomas Relevance of malignant melanoma High incidence among younger cohorts Increase in its incidence Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública
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© Ricardo Ocaña-Riola Framework Framework 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% HUNGARY, Szabolcs-Szatmar SLOVENIA NEW ZEALAND, No Maoris DENMARK NORWAY EEUU, Hawai Increase of incidence (1960-1985) Female Male Source: Armstrong and Kricker, 1994 Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública
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© Ricardo Ocaña-Riola Framework Framework Results from international studies Different world wide incidence rates Different world wide survival rates Different risk and prognosis factors Why population-based studies? Knowledge of our population Contribution to improve health care Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública
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© Ricardo Ocaña-Riola Objectives Objectives Main objective Specific objectives 1. To estimate the standardised incidence rates 2. To describe the incidence trends 3. To study the incidence geographical pattern 4. To describe the characteristics of the incident cases Population-based study of cutaneous malignant melanoma in the Granada province , 1985-1992 Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública
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© Ricardo Ocaña-Riola Methodology Methodology Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública
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© Ricardo Ocaña-Riola Scope of the study Scope of the study Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública
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© Ricardo Ocaña-Riola Design, patients and sources Design, patients and sources Descriptive study Patients
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