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Die Melanommortalität in der Schweiz 1970-1986


Angst, E; Bisig, Brigitte; Tschopp, Alois; Sigg, C; Schüler, Georges; Gutzwiller, Felix; Schnyder, U W (1989). Die Melanommortalität in der Schweiz 1970-1986. Swiss Medical Weekly, 119(45):1591-1598.

Abstract

Time trends of mortality from malignant melanoma in Switzerland are presented. The death rates are based on the death certificates routinely collected by the Federal Office of Statistics and are age-adjusted (standard Europe). Mortality rates in Switzerland are the highest of any country in central Europe. Time trends in mortality show a significant increase in the elderly (aged over 64 years), whereas in the younger age group (30-64 years), the trend remains constant (no significant increase). For all age groups there is a significant increase in mortality (26% for men and 20% for women). Risk factors are presented. A higher risk of mortality from malignant melanoma among upper socioeconomic strata also applies to Switzerland. In view of the reported time trend in mortality, it is suggested that elderly people be addressed more specifically in future melanoma education campaigns.

Time trends of mortality from malignant melanoma in Switzerland are presented. The death rates are based on the death certificates routinely collected by the Federal Office of Statistics and are age-adjusted (standard Europe). Mortality rates in Switzerland are the highest of any country in central Europe. Time trends in mortality show a significant increase in the elderly (aged over 64 years), whereas in the younger age group (30-64 years), the trend remains constant (no significant increase). For all age groups there is a significant increase in mortality (26% for men and 20% for women). Risk factors are presented. A higher risk of mortality from malignant melanoma among upper socioeconomic strata also applies to Switzerland. In view of the reported time trend in mortality, it is suggested that elderly people be addressed more specifically in future melanoma education campaigns.

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Other titles:Melanoma mortality in switzerland 1970-1986
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:1989
Deposited On:17 Oct 2013 12:46
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:02
Publisher:EMH Swiss Medical Publishers
ISSN:0036-7672
PubMed ID:2814415

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