Atlas of cancer mortality in the People's Republic of China. An aid for cancer control and research.


Atlas of cancer mortality conducted on 96% of the country (880 million citizens). Geographic trends for certain types of cancer. Close to 90% in same ethnic group. Sometimes 100-fold difference between cancer rates in various counties. (In US typically 2-3 fold.) (Long-Island studies just 10-20% higher.) What accounts for cancer differences? Why less common than in the U.S.?

TitleAtlas of cancer mortality in the People's Republic of China. An aid for cancer control and research.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1981
AuthorsLi JY, Liu BQ, Li GY, Chen ZJ, Sun XI, Rong SD
JournalInternational journal of epidemiology
Date Published1981 Jun
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Age Factors, Aged, Child, China, Female, Health Surveys, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Neoplasms, Residence Characteristics, Retrospective Studies, Risk

A set of maps which display the patterns of cancer mortality in China has been prepared and published by the China Map Press. The 200 page atlas was edited by the National Cancer Control Office of the Ministry of Health and the Nanjing Institute of Geography of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on the basis of a nation-wide cancer mortality survey. The Cancer Institute of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences with related Colleges, Universities and Institutes provided the data and took part in the preparation of the atlas, which is published both in Chinese and English. 58 maps and several dozen charts depict, in seven colours, the mortality distribution in this 2392 countries and county-level administrative units of 9 types of cancer common in China--stomach, oesophagus, liver, cervix, lung, colon and rectum, breast, nasopharynx, and leukaemia as well as 5 less common cancers--brain tumours, malignant lymphoma, cancer of the bladder, of the penis, and choriocarcinoma. The Atlas of Cancer Mortality will be an important new aid for cancer control and research in the People's Republic of China.

Alternate JournalInt J Epidemiol
PubMed ID7287273
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