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Incidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma by socioeconomic status in Canada: 1992-2006

TitleIncidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma by socioeconomic status in Canada: 1992-2006
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsJohnson-Obaseki, S. E., Labajian V., Corsten M. J., and McDonald J. Ted
JournalJournal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Cancer
Volume44
Pages1 - 7
Keywordsincome incidence, melanoma, rural residence, socioeconomic status, urban residence
Abstract

Background: There are no nationwide studies documenting changes in cutaneous malignant melanoma incidence or association of incidence with socioeconomic status (SES) in Canada. We sought to determine whether melanoma incidence increased from 1992 to 2006 and if there was an association between SES and melanoma incidence. Additionally, we studied whether there was a correlation between province of residence and melanoma incidence. Methods: Cases from the Canadian Cancer Registry were reviewed. Demographic and socioeconomic information were extracted from the Canadian Census of Population data. Cases were linked to income quintiles by postal code. A negative binomial regression was performed to identify relationships among these variables. Results: Overall incidence of melanoma in Canada increased by 67 % from 1992 to 2006 (p

URLhttp://journalotohns.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40463-015-0107-1
DOI10.1186/s40463-015-0107-1
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