|Title:||Cancer incidence in Jordan, 1996-2005|
|Authors:||Al Tamwneh, M.|
|Abstract:||Cancer causes 14% of all deaths in Jordan. This paper presents the incidence of cancer in Jordan from 1996 to 2005. Over the 10-year period there were 33 661 cases of cancer. The average crude incidence rate was 66.2 per 100 000 for males and 70.0 per 100 000 for females [age-standardized rates: 119 per 100 000 adult males and 116 per 100 000 adult females]. The 5 most frequently reported cancers among adult males were: lung [10.6%], colorectal [9.8%], leukaemia [9.3%], urinary and bladder [8.6%] and prostate [7.4%]. For adult females these were: breast [32.0%], colorectal [9.0%], leukaemia [6.7%], thyroid [4.9%] and corpus uteri [4.6%]. Cancer rates have changed little since 1996|
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