Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/297910
Title:
An atlas of cancer in Ireland 1994-2003
Authors:
Carsin, Anne-Elie; Sharp, Linda; Comber, Harry
Publisher:
National Cancer Registry
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/297910
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Many of the causes of cancer are still not well understood. Although much is known about the effects of lifestyle and environmental factors, a considerable part of the cancer burden remains unexplained. Investigation of geographical differences in cancer incidence can throw light on both cancer aetiology and also on variations in cancer risk factors between populations. Spatial variation on a relatively fine scale may also yield information on the success of programmes of prevention, screening and early detection. The aim of this report was to describe variations in cancer risk (incidence) at electoral district (ED) level in Ireland. The objectives were to: • investigate geographical variation in cancer incidence in Ireland; • examine the relationships between area-based characteristics (such as population density) and cancer risk; • attempt to explain these relationships through the examination of area-based measures of socio-economic status and aspects of lifestyle.
Keywords:
CANCER; STATISTICAL DATA
ISBN:
9780955497018

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCarsin, Anne-Elieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSharp, Lindaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorComber, Harryen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-12T14:16:03Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-12T14:16:03Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.isbn9780955497018-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/297910-
dc.descriptionMany of the causes of cancer are still not well understood. Although much is known about the effects of lifestyle and environmental factors, a considerable part of the cancer burden remains unexplained. Investigation of geographical differences in cancer incidence can throw light on both cancer aetiology and also on variations in cancer risk factors between populations. Spatial variation on a relatively fine scale may also yield information on the success of programmes of prevention, screening and early detection. The aim of this report was to describe variations in cancer risk (incidence) at electoral district (ED) level in Ireland. The objectives were to: • investigate geographical variation in cancer incidence in Ireland; • examine the relationships between area-based characteristics (such as population density) and cancer risk; • attempt to explain these relationships through the examination of area-based measures of socio-economic status and aspects of lifestyle.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Cancer Registryen_GB
dc.subjectCANCERen_GB
dc.subjectSTATISTICAL DATAen_GB
dc.titleAn atlas of cancer in Ireland 1994-2003en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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