Gender- and race-specific comparison of tobacco-associated cancer incidence trends in Florida with SEER regional cancer incidence data

David J. Lee, Lydia Voti, Jill MacKinnon, Leonidas G. Koniaris, Lora E. Fleming, Youjie Huang, Brad Wohler, Dido Franceschi, Noella A. Dietz, Recinda Sherman, Hosanna Soler-Vilá

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Abstract

Objective: Analysis of state and national tobacco-associated cancer trends is critical for the identification of high-risk regions of the country that require the attention of the public health community. This study compares Florida race- and gender-specific cancer trends with pooled data obtained from nine Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER-9) registries. Methods: Age-adjusted, race- and gender-specific cancer incidence trends were evaluated using joinpoint regression analysis. Pooled, age-adjusted incidence rates and standardized incidence rate ratios were computed for each cancer for the years 1999-2003 to compare Florida to SEER-9. Results: Relative to SEER-9 whites and irrespective of gender, lung cancer rates in white Floridians were elevated through the 1990s. However, lung cancer rates have recently declined at a steeper rate among white Floridians than among SEER-9 whites. For years 1999-2003, black Floridians had significantly lower rates of lung, bladder, pancreas, and kidney cancer relative to SEER-9 blacks. The opposite pattern was evident for white Floridians with significantly higher rates of lung and laryngeal cancer relative to SEER-9 whites. Conclusion: Progress in the reduction of tobacco-associated cancers among white Floridians lags behind the progress noted in SEER-9 registries suggesting that additional state-directed smoking prevention and smoking cessation measures are needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)711-723
Number of pages13
JournalCancer Causes and Control
Volume19
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • African Continental Ancestry Group
  • Continental Population Group
  • Gender
  • Incidence
  • Neoplasms
  • Registries
  • Smoking
  • Trends

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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    Lee, D. J., Voti, L., MacKinnon, J., Koniaris, L. G., Fleming, L. E., Huang, Y., Wohler, B., Franceschi, D., Dietz, N. A., Sherman, R., & Soler-Vilá, H. (2008). Gender- and race-specific comparison of tobacco-associated cancer incidence trends in Florida with SEER regional cancer incidence data. Cancer Causes and Control, 19(7), 711-723. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-008-9134-9