|Title:||Incidence of cancer in Gulf Cooperation Council countries, 1998-2001|
|Authors:||Al Hamdan, N.|
Al Sayyad, J.
Al Lawati, J.
Al Khateeb, F.
Al Asfour, A.
|Abstract:||We describe the patterns of cancer incidence for common cancers in Gulf Cooperation Council countries during 1998-2001. A total of 32 291 cases of cancer were diagnosed [16 342 in males; 15 949 in females]. Male preponderance was observed only in Saudi Arabia and Oman. The age-standardized incidence of all malignancies per 100 000 in both sexes was highest in Qatar followed by Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, UAE and Saudi Arabia. Paediatric cancer ranged from 9.5% of total cancers in Saudi Arabia and UAE to 4.0% in Bahrain. In all countries, the mean age at diagnosis was higher in males than females; cancer of the lung and prostate were commonest among males, and cancer of breast and thyroid among females. Lung cancer ranked second among Bahraini women|
International Classification of Diseases
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