INTRODUCTION: This study of the geographical incidence on the oncological mortality in young age (0-44 years) in the City of Vercelli, was aimed to address the concerns of the population and the request of municipal administrators. A detailed and sophisticated study for a City of medium-small size is due for the presence of various sources of pressure, such as a MSW incinerator just a few kilometres from the city and an intensive agricultural activity that characterizes the entire area. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study is based on the census analysis of the population, and of the hospital admission cards, and it considers epidemiological standardized estimators and spatial analysis through Bayesian models, as well. RESULTS: Both approaches highlight Major risks for the area south of the city for major tumours such as total cancer in women (SIR / SMR significant excess of about 50%), colorectal (mean increments SMR / SIR between 3 and 4 times), ovary (mean increments SMR / SIR between 3:04 and times), and nervous system (increases 3 times for both indicators). CONCLUSION: These results deserve further studies through inferential case-control and cohort analysis, given the marginal role of the possible occupational hazards in the aetiology of juvenile cancer disorders.
Geographical and epidemiological analysis of oncological incidence in paediatric and adolescent ages in a municipality of North-Western Italy: Vercelli, years 2002-2009 / C. Salerno, P. Berchialla, L.A. Palin, E. Barasolo, P.G. Fossale, P. Marciani. - In: ANNALI DI IGIENE MEDICINA PREVENTIVA E DI COMUNITÀ. - ISSN 1120-9135. - 29:1(2017 Jan), pp. 73-85.
|Titolo:||Geographical and epidemiological analysis of oncological incidence in paediatric and adolescent ages in a municipality of North-Western Italy: Vercelli, years 2002-2009|
MARCIANI, PAOLA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Bayesian model; Juvenile cancer mortality; Province of Vercelli; Spatial analysis|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/42 - Igiene Generale e Applicata|
|Data di pubblicazione:||gen-2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.7416/ai.2017.2134|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|