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Mohamadkhani M, Akbari M, Naghib zadeh tahami A, Khanjani N. The Epidemiology of Prostate Cancer in Kerman Province during 2006- 2010: A Short Report. JRUMS. 2014; 13 (5) :481-488
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Background and Objective: Prostate Cancer is the most prevalent malignant cancer in men. Due to the lack of similar investigation in Kerman province, we intended to design a study to evaluate the epidemiology of the disease in Kerman province.

Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, all cases of prostate cancer from 2006 to 2010 recorded at the Deputy of Health of Kerman and Rafsanjan Universities of Medical Sciences were studied, and their incidence were estimated according to age of diagnosis, date of diagnosis and the city of residence. Data was analyzed by Chi-Square.

Results: Totally 312 cases were registered and their mean and median age was 73.30±10.31 and 75 years, respectively. Most patients were in the 70-79 years old. The highest and lowest incidence rate were in Baft and Bam with 632.3 and 133.4 per one million persons and in 70-79 age group and under 30 years with 3747.2 and 0.3 per one million persons, respectively. The incidence rates among different age classes and towns were significantly dissimilar (p=0.001).

Conclusion: Due to the high incidence of disease among individuals under fifty years old in the province, more studies are needed to clarify the factors related to disease and the necessity of performing screening in younger ages.

Key words: Epidemiology, Cancer, Prostate, Kerman


Funding: This research was funded by Kerman University of Medical Sciences.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Kerman University of Medical Sciences approved the study.


How to cite this article: Mohammadkhani M, Akbari M, Naghibzadeh Tahami A, Khanjani N. The Epidemiology of Prostate Cancer in Kerman Province during 2006- 2010: A Short Report. J RafsanjanUniv Med Sci 2014 13(5): 481-88. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Statistics& Epidemiology
Received: 2013/08/15 | Accepted: 2014/12/3 | Published: 2014/12/3

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