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Population-based cancer incidence in Sikkim, India: report on ethnic variation

Verma, Y., Pradhan, P. K., Gurung, N., Sapkota, S. D., Giri, P., Sundas, P., . . . Nandakumar, A. (2012). Population-based cancer incidence in Sikkim, India: report on ethnic variation. Br J Cancer, 106(5), 962-965. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2011.598 Abstract Background: A Population-Based Cancer Registry (PBCR) was set up in Sikkim (a state in the North Eastern India) in 2003. We examined incidence rates by ethnic groups from 2003–2008. Methods: Age-adjusted incidence rates (AARs) per 100000 person-years were calculated by direct method using the world standard population, and analysed by ethnic group (Bhutia, Rai and other). Result: There were a total of 1148 male and 1063 female cases of cancer between 2003 and 2008 on the Sikkim PBCR. The overall AARs were 89.4 and 99.4 per 100000 person-years... Show More
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