Objective Evaluation of mortality due to cancer.
Methods ISTAT death files; crude rates (referred to 10,000 inhabitants)
Results In Catanzaro as well as in the Calabria region in Italy, leukaemia and brain cancer represented the main cause of death due to cancer in both sexes. However the CR due to cancer decreased.
Conclusions This survival study following the examination of mortality data showed how life expectancy increased because of an increase in deaths moving from paediatric ages to the between 20 and 24 age group. In Catanzaro deaths increased 1.3 times. This happened mostly among males for blood cancers, but also for brain and testicular cancers. In the Calabria region this happened among males for brain cancer, so deaths increased 1.5 times. In Italy overall there were no changes.
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