Epidemiology of Stomach Cancer
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The paper explores how stomach cancer affects different demographics by examining its incidence and mortality rates in various populations. The paper then looks at geographic trends in stomach cancer and their relationship with the race of the population. Finally, the paper examines time characteristics regarding the disease but finds that due to the overwhelming effect of age on the incidence rates of stomach cancer, time characteristics regarding the disease are difficult to ascertain and are largely inconsequential in practical terms.
From the Paper:"Incidence and mortality is also highly influenced by race. The highest rate of incidence for stomach cancer in the United States was among the Asian/Pacific Islander demographic, with 18 out of every 100,000 men and 10 out of every 100,000 women being diagnosed during the most recent study (Horner et al 2009; CDC 2009). The rate of mortality, however, is slightly higher in African-Americans, the demographic with the second-highest rate of incidence in both men and women (NCI 2009; Horner et al 2009). The general downward trend in the rates of incidence and mortality in African-Americans has also been slightly shallower than in other demographics, though not as volatile as American Indians (NCI 2009).
"Overall prevalence of stomach cancer is approximately .89% according to the data gathered by the most recent comprehensive study, meaning that one out of every one-hundred-and-thirteen men and women will be diagnosed with stomach cancer at some point in their lives, with the vast majority of these diagnoses coming after the age of sixty-five (Horner et al 2009; NCI 2009). Religion and occupational differences do not appear to have been statistically significant factors in the rates of prevalence, incidence, or mortality of stomach cancers."
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