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Statistical Approach to Discovery of Factors Impacting on Emergence of Blood Cancers in Iran

  • Zand, Ali Mohammad (Department of Biology, Basic Science Faculty, IHU) ;
  • Imani, Saber (Chemical Injuries Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences) ;
  • Saadati, Mojtaba (Department of Biology, Basic Science Faculty, IHU) ;
  • Ziaei, Robabeh (Blood Department, Hematology and Oncology Research Center) ;
  • Borna, Hojat (Chemical Injuries Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences) ;
  • Zaefizadeh, Mohammad (Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University) ;
  • Shazad, Babak (Imam Khomeini Hospital)
  • Published : 2012.12.31

Abstract

Cancer is now the main cause of increasing mortality throughout the world. Minor alterations in the cell cycle which are inherited and not removed by apoptosis are important rsik factors. Blood cancers are asmong the types which most readily cause death. Here in this study, usual but important factors such as age, gender, Rh and ABO blood typing, weight, and platelet counts are analyzed for impact on blood cancers. Frequencies and distributions, correlations and chi-square test were utilized in order to clarify the perspective of important factors. Our statistical results show males and females to have same risk in blood cancer but A blood type (40%) along with positive Rh (73%) had the highest risk. Low platelet counts are related to more than 80% of cases. Obesity has a statistically ignorable role in blood cancer prevalence. The fact that blood cancer cases increase during the second decade of life (45.7%) which might be because of involvement of maturation processes.

Keywords

Blood cancer;statistical approach;age;gender

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