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Nervous system cancer mortality in an industrialized area of Brazil 1980 - 1993
Edrado-Faria, Marcilia de A; Almeida, José Wilson R. de; Zanetta, Dirce M. T; Gattás, Gilka J. F.
  • Edrado-Faria, Marcilia de A; Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Medicina.
  • Almeida, José Wilson R. de; Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Medicina.
  • Zanetta, Dirce M. T; Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto. Departamento de Epidemiologia e Saúde Pública.
  • Gattás, Gilka J. F; Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Medicina.
Arq. neuropsiquiatr ; 58(2B): 412-7, jun. 2000. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-264438
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RESUMO

OBJECTIVES:

The industrialization process and nervous system cancer (NSC) mortality in a urban region of Brazil.

METHOD:

From registries of the State System of Data Analysis Foundation (SEADE), 103 males deaths by NSC (ICD-9) in Baixada Santista (BS), from 1980 to 1993 were selected. Mortality ratios were calculated comparing the standardized mortality rate for ages over 10 years old (G1) and for the age group from 35 to 64 years old, in the industrialized and non-industrialized areas in three periods 1980-1993, 1980-86, 1987-93.

RESULTS:

A statiscally significant high mortality was observed in the industrialized area, for ages over 10 in all periods and only from 1980 to 1993 for ages from 34 to 64. The highest mortality ratio occurred from 1980-86 for ages over 10 - 4.12 (CI 1.79-9.42).

CONCLUSION:

High mortality was probably related to the environmental and occupational exposure to many organic and inorganic chemical substances, considered carcinogenics, such as aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, organochlorinated, formaldehyde, nitrogenated compounds and heavy metals, found in the port and industrial complex. We discuss the importance of case-control studies in characterizing the association of these and other risk factors in the determination of NSC.
Subject(s)
Full text: Available Index: LILACS (Americas) Main subject: Carcinogens / Occupational Exposure / Industry / Nervous System Neoplasms / Occupational Diseases Limits: Adolescent / Adult / Child / Humans / Male Country/Region as subject: South America / Brazil Language: English Journal: Arq. neuropsiquiatr Journal subject: Neurology / Psychiatry Year: 2000 Type: Article Affiliation country: Brazil
Full text: Available Index: LILACS (Americas) Main subject: Carcinogens / Occupational Exposure / Industry / Nervous System Neoplasms / Occupational Diseases Limits: Adolescent / Adult / Child / Humans / Male Country/Region as subject: South America / Brazil Language: English Journal: Arq. neuropsiquiatr Journal subject: Neurology / Psychiatry Year: 2000 Type: Article Affiliation country: Brazil