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Common Cancers in Khuzestan Province, South West of Iran, during 2005-2011

  • Karami, Kh (Social Determinant of Heath Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences (AJUMS) Ahvaz) ;
  • Cheraghi, M. (Social Determinant of Heath Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences (AJUMS) Ahvaz) ;
  • Amori, N. (Abadan School of Medical Science) ;
  • Pedram, M. (Thalassemia Research Center, Shafa hospital, AJUMS Ahvaz) ;
  • Sobhani, A. (Department of Public Health, Heath School, AJUMS, Ahvaz)
  • Published : 2014.11.28

Abstract

Cancer is the third highest cause of premature mortality in Iran. We aimed to determine trend of common cancers in Khuzestan province, Iran. Methods: It was a hospital based survey on 4065 subjects from their hospital files, those had registered as cancer case in Shafa hospital which has known as a biggest center of cancer in khuzestan province, Iran during 2005-2011.All data has entered by SPSS (version 19), descriptive statistic and adjusted odds ratio of common cancers for age and sex were calculated from multiple logistic regression model. Results: From all subjects; (51% & 49%) were male and female respectively. The most frequent age group was 60-50 years and common cancers were breast 16%, colorectal 6.3%, blood 2%, lung 8% and stomach 8%. Conclusion: Prevalence of cancers has increased markedly with age in Khuzestan Providence. Therefore, it is essential to prevent through early prevention, using screening and identifying cases in initial stages.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences

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