Volume 16, Issue 11 (2-2014)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2014, 16(11): 73-80 | Back to browse issues page

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Fazeli Z, Najafian Zade M, Eshtati B, Almasi Hashiani A. Five-Year Evaluation of Epidemiological, Geographical Distribution and Survival Analysis of Breast Cancer in Markazi Province, 2007-2011. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2014; 16 (11) :73-80
URL: http://amuj.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-2444-en.html
Instructor, Department od Epidemiology, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran , Almasi@arakmu.ac.ir
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Background: The prevalence and incidence of cancer in different parts of the world have different patterns. To recognize the frequency of malignancies in different social groups according to climatic conditions is considered as the primary component of prevention programs at different levels. This study was conducted to investigate the epidemiology, survival rates and geographical epidemiology of breast cancer in Markazi province.

Materials and Methods: In this epidemiological study, needed data were obtained from cancer registration program and death registration data. The data were analyzed by using SPSS software version 16 and Winpepi and significant level was 0.05. And to draw a map to show the breast cancer incidence rate in Markazi district, Arc view software was used.

Results: Out of the 400 cases recorded during the 5-year, 8.5% died due to breast cancer. 5-year survival rate was 87% and there was a significant correlation between survival rate and age. Most records were related to the age group 49-40 years and the highest incidence rate was in Arak. The trends of incidence rate was not significant.

Conclusion: The results showed that 5-year breast cancer survival rate is more than some other places which could be due to new and improved methods of treatment and methods of screening and early detection of disease. Other aspects of the epidemiology of the disease is similar to other parts of Iran.

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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Health
Received: 2013/07/30 | Accepted: 2013/12/30 | Published: 2014/01/18

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