Trends of oral cancer mortality among females worldwide.


Journal Article

Oral cancer incidence and/or mortality has been reported to be currently increasing in several countries, particularly those of central and eastern Europe. Most of these reports pertain to men, although increases in incidence among women also have been found. In this report, data from twenty-four countries in the World Health Organization's mortality database are analyzed. The widespread increase observed in oral cancer mortality among men is not occurring in women. Nevertheless, increases have occurred in several countries in Europe, and oral-cancer death rates--especially in central and eastern Europe--are likely to increase further if tobacco smoking, in particular, becomes more popular among younger women.

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Cited Authors

  • Macfarlane, GJ; Evstifeeva, TV; Robertson, C; Boyle, P; Scully, C

Published Date

  • May 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 255 - 258

PubMed ID

  • 8061174

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8061174

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-7225

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0957-5243

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/bf01830245


  • eng