Cancer mortality in ethnic South Asian migrants in England and Wales (1993-2003): patterns in the overall population and in first and subsequent generations.


Mangtani, P; Maringe, C; Rachet, B; Coleman, MP; dos Santos Silva, I; (2010) Cancer mortality in ethnic South Asian migrants in England and Wales (1993-2003): patterns in the overall population and in first and subsequent generations. British journal of cancer, 102 (9). pp. 1438-43. ISSN 0007-0920 DOI: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6605645

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cancer mortality has been examined among ethnic South Asian migrants in England and Wales, but not by generation of migration. METHODS: Using South Asian mortality records, identified by a name-recognition algorithm, and census information, age-standardised rates among South Asians, and South Asian vs non-South Asian rate ratios, were calculated. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: All-cancer rates in ethnic South Asians were half of those in non-South Asians in first-generation (all-cancer-standardised mortality ratio (SMR) in males 0.51 and in females 0.56) and subsequent-generation South Asians (SMR in males 0.43 and in females 0.36). The higher mortality in first-generation South Asians for liver (both sexes), oral cavity and gallbladder cancer (females), particularly marked among Bangladeshis, was reduced in subsequent generations.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Research Centre: Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
Cancer Survival Group
Centre for Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health (MARCH)
PubMed ID: 20424619
Web of Science ID: 277098900020
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/3803

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