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Title: Malignant lymphatic and hematopoietic neoplasms mortality in Serbia, 1991-2010: A joinpoint regression analysis
Authors: Ilić, Milena
Ilic I.
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: © 2014 Ilic, Ilic. Background: Limited data on mortality from malignant lymphatic and hematopoietic neoplasms have been published for Serbia. Copyright:Methods: The study covered population of Serbia during the 1991-2010 period. Mortality trends were assessed using the joinpoint regression analysis.Results: Trend for overall death rates from malignant lymphoid and haematopoietic neoplasms significantly decreased: by -2.16% per year from 1991 through 1998, and then significantly increased by +2.20% per year for the 1998-2010 period. The growth during the entire period was on average +0.8% per year (95% CI 0.3 to 1.3). Mortality was higher among males than among females in all age groups. According to the comparability test, mortality trends from malignant lymphoid and haematopoietic neoplasms in men and women were parallel (final selected model failed to reject parallelism, P = 0.232). Among younger Serbian population (0-44 years old) in both sexes: trends significantly declined in males for the entire period, while in females 15-44 years of age mortality rates significantly declined only from 2003 onwards. Mortality trend significantly increased in elderly in both genders (by +1.7% in males and +1.5% in females in the 60-69 age group, and + 3.8% in males and +3.6% in females in the 70+ age group). According to the comparability test, mortality trend for Hodgkin's lymphoma differed significantly from mortality trends for all other types of malignant lymphoid and haematopoietic neoplasms (P<0.05).Conclusion: Unfavourable mortality trend in Serbia requires targeted intervention for risk factors control, early diagnosis and modern therapy.
Type: article
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109379
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84908199173
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kragujevac

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