Cancer in Circumpolar Inuit. Background information for cancer patterns in Canadian Inuit.

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Source
Acta Oncol. 1996;35(5):527-33
Publication Type
Article
Date
1996
Author
L A Gaudette
S. Freitag
R. Dufour
M. Baikie
R N Gao
M. Wideman
Author Affiliation
Health Statistics Division, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
Source
Acta Oncol. 1996;35(5):527-33
Date
1996
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Demography
Diet
Health Services Accessibility
Health Services, Indigenous
Humans
Incidence
Inuits - statistics & numerical data
Life expectancy
Life Style
Neoplasms - epidemiology - ethnology
Northwest Territories - epidemiology - ethnology
Quebec - epidemiology - ethnology
Registries
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Sex Factors
Topography, Medical
Abstract
The cancer pattern among Inuit in the Circumpolar area is remarkably different from those of other populations in the world. The current paper summarizes the most important risk factors in Canadian Inuit residing in the Northwest Territories, northern Quebec (Nunavik) and Labrador, particularly during the time period 1969-1988 covered by the study. Factors considered include: the geographic area and physical environment; population and human environment, including fertility and life expectancy; lifestyle and diet, including tobacco and alcohol use; other lifestyle factors, and health conditions; and health services and cultural accessibility. Development of the cancer registry and population databases supporting the analysis of cancer rates is described. The information in the present paper is needed to interpret cancer incidence patterns and differences among the Circumpolar Inuit of Canada, Alaska and Greenland.
PubMed ID
8813058 View in PubMed
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