Limitations of mortality data as a guide to comparative lung cancer incidence within an Urban Area

L. S. Freedman, S. G. Rubin

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Abstract

An initial study was carried out to investigate variations in lung cancer incidence within the City of Liverpool. By utilizing mortality data, statistically significant differences appeared between two contiguous areas within the City of similar environment and social class. On further analysis of data relating to cancer registrations held by the Mersey Regional Cancer Registry no such significant difference was found. Mortality data can be misleading especially when relating to small areas and reliable morbidity data should be used in conjunction with it whenever possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-116
Number of pages6
JournalPublic Health
Volume93
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1979
Externally publishedYes

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