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Title: Cancer and birth defects surveillance system for communities around the Savannah River Site. Annual progress report

This technical report presents the age-adjusted total, and race and sex specific geographic patterns of cancer mortality for South Carolina (SC) counties utilizing the 1953--1987 average annual age-adjusted mortality rates (AAMRs). The mortality information was obtained from the State Cancer Control Map and Data Program produced by the National Cancer Institute , Centers for Disease Control and the American Cancer Society. The AAMRs for selected primary sites are classified as significantly different or not significantly different from the corresponding United States and SC mortality rates. Categories for classification of the rates are determined using 95% confidence intervals. Geographic patterns of significantly high county AAMRs are identified and discussed. Individual county rates are not emphasized. The terminology, mortality rates used throughout this report pertains to the 1953--1987 AAMRS.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10160405
Report Number(s):
DOE/SR/18217--2
ON: DE93015421
DOE Contract Number:
FG09-91SR18217
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: May 1993
Research Org:
Medical Univ. of South Carolina, Charleston, SC (United States). Dept. of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and System Sciences
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
07 ISOTOPES AND RADIATION SOURCES; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; PUBLIC HEALTH; NEOPLASMS; EPIDEMIOLOGY; CONGENITAL MALFORMATIONS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE; MORTALITY; SURVEYS; SOUTH CAROLINA; PROGRESS REPORT 070500; 560161; 570000; HEALTH AND SAFETY; MAN; HEALTH AND SAFETY