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Title: Larynx cancer mortality in the State of Pernambuco - Brazil - 2000-2004
Authors: Pernambuco, Leandro de Araújo
Vilela, Mirella Bezerra Rodrigues
Affilliation: Graduate Student of Dysphagia in the Faculdade Integrada do Recife - FIR. Speech and Hearing Therapist - Hospital de Câncer de Pernambuco and Centro de Reabilitação e Fisioterapia Distrito I of Jaboatão dos Guararapes city- PE
MSc in Public Health - Centro de Pesquisas Aggeu Magalhães - Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Substitute Professor - Speech and Hearing Therapy - Undergraduate Program - Universidade Federal de Pernambuco and Head of the Health Care Information - Prefeitura Municipal do Jaboatão dos Guararapes - PE. Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Abstract: The larynx is considered a site of the greatest occurrence of head and neck neoplasias, and for cancer studies, mortality is one of the most reliable health indicators. AIM: To study the mortality by laryngeal cancer in Pernambuco during 2000-2004. STUDY FORMAT: Contemporary cross-sectional cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We considered all deaths by laryngeal cancer in residents of Pernambuco State between 2000 and 2004, taken from the State's Mortality Information System (SIM/SUS). The data was analyzed through descriptive statistics, with the results expressed in tables, graphs and maps, using Excel version 2000 and the EpiInfo version 6.04 b software. RESULTS: There was little variation in the mortality coefficient in the years considered for study. The Sertão Mesoregion had the highest number of deaths and Fernando de Noronha island had the highest mortality rate. The patient profile found was: men, between 60-69 years, brown color, married, with low literacy, who died in a hospital setting. CONCLUSION: We found mortality stability and heterogeneity among the cities. The mortality profile according to social variables corroborates data found in other Brazilian States, except for race/color.
Keywords: epidemiology
laryngeal cancer
keywords: epidemiologia
câncer de laringe
DeCS: Adolescente
Distribuição de idade
Idoso, 80 anos ou mais
Brasil / epidemiologia
Estudos Transversais
Status educacional
Neoplasias Laríngeas / mortalidade
Meia idade
Mortalidade / tendências
Fatores Sexuais
Adulto jovem
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: PERNAMBUCO, Leandro de Araújo; VILELA, Mirella Bezerra Rodrigues. Larynx Cancer Mortality in the State of Pernambuco - Brazil - 2000-2004. Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, v. 75, n. 2, p. 222–227, abr. 2009.
DOI: 10.1016/S1808-8694(15)30781-3
ISSN: 1808-8686
Copyright: restricted access
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