Mortality for oral Cancer in Minas Gerais, Brazil, from 1996 to 2012

Emilio Prado da Fonseca, Andréa Moscardini da Costa, Maria da Luz Rosário de Sousa, Carla Martins Rocha, Estie Kruger


Aim: To investigate the spatial-temporal distribution of mortality from oral cancer in Minas Gerais between 1996 and 2012. Methods: The analysis of the growth trend rates of the series was made by Moving Average. Results: In the period there were 8.675 deaths from mouth cancer and these were identified in all the regions of the state. Being, 6,974 (80,4%) men and 1,701 (19,6%) women. Regarding the crude rate, we observed a tendency of growing of mortality from this cancer type. This phenomenon was also observed when executed the weighting by sex, especially for males and over 60 years old. Was rejected the null hypothesis of stationary of mortality series for oral cancer in Minas Gerais during the period. Conclusion: Moving Average weighted by age and gender allowed to observe an increase in the mortality rate in all age groups and for both sexes especially men and older than 60 years.


Mortality; Neoplasms; Trends

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