Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australians in Queensland, 1997-2006

Suzanne Moore, Peter O'Rourke, Kylie-Ann Mallitt, Gail Garvey, Adele Green, Michael Coory, Patricia Valery

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    Abstract

    Objective: To examine cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Queenslanders.

    Design, setting and patients: Assessment of indirectly standardised incidence and mortality ratios for Indigenous Australians in Queensland diagnosed with cancer from 1997 to 2006, compared with the total Queensland population.

    Main outcome measures: Standardised incidence and mortality ratios.

    Results:
    Compared with the total Queensland population, Indigenous Queenslanders had a lower overall incidence of cancer (standardised incidence ratio, 0.79; 95% CI, 0.75–0.82), but a higher incidence of some of the more fatal cancer types. Overall cancer mortality was higher (standardised mortality ratio, 1.36; 95% CI, 1.28–1.45) and similar to rates for Indigenous people in other Australian states.

    Conclusion: Cancer rates for Indigenous Queenslanders, a mostly urbanised population, are similar to rates for Indigenous Australians mostly living in remote areas.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)590-593
    Number of pages4
    JournalMedical Journal of Australia
    Volume193
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2010

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    Moore, S., O'Rourke, P., Mallitt, K-A., Garvey, G., Green, A., Coory, M., & Valery, P. (2010). Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australians in Queensland, 1997-2006. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(10), 590-593.
    Moore, Suzanne ; O'Rourke, Peter ; Mallitt, Kylie-Ann ; Garvey, Gail ; Green, Adele ; Coory, Michael ; Valery, Patricia . / Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australians in Queensland, 1997-2006. In: Medical Journal of Australia. 2010 ; Vol. 193, No. 10. pp. 590-593.
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    Moore, S, O'Rourke, P, Mallitt, K-A, Garvey, G, Green, A, Coory, M & Valery, P 2010, 'Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australians in Queensland, 1997-2006', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 193, no. 10, pp. 590-593.

    Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australians in Queensland, 1997-2006. / Moore, Suzanne; O'Rourke, Peter; Mallitt, Kylie-Ann; Garvey, Gail; Green, Adele; Coory, Michael; Valery, Patricia .

    In: Medical Journal of Australia, Vol. 193, No. 10, 15.11.2010, p. 590-593.

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