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A minimum estimate for the incidence of gastric cancer in Eastern Kenya

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Journal
British Journal of Cancer
0007-0920
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group
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DOI: 10.1054/bjoc.2001.1994
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  • Regular Article
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  • Medicine

Abstract

We documented available information concerning incident cases of gastric cancer in part of Kenya's Eastern Province between 1991 and 1993. By reviewing the records of all major health facilities in the area, 200 cases of gastric carcinoma were found giving an annual average crude incidence rate of 7.01 per 100 000 males and 3.7 for females (world age-standardised rates, 14.3 for males and 7.1 for females). There is likely to be underascertainment of cases especially among those aged over 65 years. Previous incidence estimates for the same area of Kenya were reviewed and a 10-fold increase in the recorded indirectly standardised incidence rate between the periods 1965–70 and 1991–93 was noted but this may be due to improved diagnostic facilities. The recent rates in this part of Kenya are comparable to Eastern European rates and similar to those recorded in other highland regions of Africa. © 2001 Cancer Research Campaign

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