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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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CAYUELA DOMINGUEZ, A. et al. Diverging trends in prostate cancer mortality in the autonomous community of Andalucia (1975-2004). Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2007, vol.31, n.2, pp.92-97. ISSN 0210-4806.

Objective: To describe the evolution of prostate cancer mortality in Andalucia during the period 1975-2004 at the provincial level. Subjects and method: Mortality data for prostate cancer and population denominator data was supplied by the Statistical Institute of Andalucia. Age group-specific and standardised overall and truncated (50-79 years old) rates were calculated by the direct method (European standard population). Results: In 2004 there were 813 deaths in Andalucia from prostate cancer. Prostate cancer accounts for around 8% of male deaths from cancer. Joinpoint analysis shows three diverging trends (fall in Cadiz, Huelva and Malaga, rise in Granada and stabilization in the other provinces) in age-standardized mortality rates. Conclusion: In Granada, an increment in mortality from prostate cancer is observed in opposition to the trend in the other provinces.

Keywords : Prostate cancer; Mortality trends; Epidemiology.

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