Estimating the lifetime risks of cancer: the best measure depends on your purpose

Elizabeth Buckley, David M. Roder

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Abstract

"Estimates adjusted for competing risks of mortality can be more meaningful, but make some comparisons more difficult"

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare began collecting cancer incidence statistics at the population level during the mid-1980s, based on state and territory registry data that are now collated by the Australian Cancer Database, supplemented by mortality data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. These data inform Australian policy makers, researchers, and the general public about cancer profiles and trends...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-15
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Volume212
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Data collection
  • Population characteristics
  • Population health
  • Public health
  • Risk factors

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