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Volume 22 (10):877-887, 2018.
Crude and age standardized cancer patterns and trends in 251,484 patients from a 2010 to 2015 ICD-10 Registry (Iraq).
Harith Abdulrahman Ahmed1*, Mustafa Nuhad Jumaa Jamal2, Gihan Hosny Abd Elsamie3
1Department of Environmental Studies, Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt. 2 Molecular Genetics and Physiology, Faculty of Science, University of Al-Anbar, Iraq 3Public Health & Molecular Carcinogenesis, Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, Alexandria University, Egypt.
Ahmed HA, Jumaa Jamal MN, Abd Elsamie GH., Crude and age standardized cancer patterns and trends in 251,484 patients from a 2010 to 2015 ICD-10 Registry (Iraq), Onl J Vet Res., 22 (10):877-887, 2018. Iraq has recently been involved in severe long term war conflict with adverse effects on health, nutrition and behavior. Authors report crude, standardized age (ASR) and gender cancer patterns and incidence in 251,484 patients from 14 localities in Iraq during 2010 to 2015 from an ICD-10 Registry. Crude cancer rates per 100,000 persons for each locality were 141 female and 137.7 male. ASR was 189.2 female and 206.4 male. ASR for leukemia was 30.9, breast, 16.8, bladder 15.3, brain and CNS 14.1, lung 13.6, lymphoma, 12.8 and colorectal 10.8%. We found disparity in incidence of cancer between compromised organs, gender and locality. From all cancers we found leukemia in 18% female 24% male, mostly in 70-74 year olds, breast cancer in 17% and 0.4%, mainly in 50-54 year olds, bladder cancer in 3% and 9%, mostly in 50-54 year old males, brain cancer 8% in both sexes mainly in 65-69 year old males and lung cancer 6% in both sexes mostly in 70-74 year old males, respectively. Results suggest incidence of cancer in Iraq is approximating that of more developed countries. Leukemia and breast cancer are most frequent mainly in Baghdad, Basrah and Nenavah possibly due to pollution and population density.
Keywords: Cancer registration; Incidence; Age standardization rate; Public Health; Iraq.