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Cancer incidence among young is higher in England's wealthier areas

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39405.626285.94 (Published 22 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1068
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    In England the South East had the highest incidence of cancer among teenagers and young adults, a new study shows, while the North East had the lowest. And there was a trend for cancer incidence in this age group to be lower in local wards with greater deprivation, it found.

    The study, which involved more than 35 000 people aged 13 to 24, gives details of the incidence of specific cancers in the nine Government Office Regions in England and according to levels of deprivation in the census ward of residence of patients at the time of diagnosis (British Journal of Cancer 2007;96:1760-6 doi: …

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