Salud Pública de México
versión impresa ISSN 0036-3634
BAENA, Armando et al. Trends and social indicators of both mortality breast cancer and cervical cancer in Antioquia, Colombia, 2000-2007. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2011, vol.53, n.6, pp. 486-492. ISSN 0036-3634.
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the mortality age-standardized rates (ASR) for breast and cervical cancer from 2000-2007 and explore social indicators that explain the variability of rates in Antioquia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The ASR was estimated by the direct method and linear regression was used to relate social indicators with rates by subregion. RESULTS: Breast and cervical cancer mortality ASRs in Antioquia were 11.3 and 9.1 per 100 000 woman-years respectively. In Medellin, the breast cancer mortality ASR was 12.5, 1.8 times the rate of cervical cancer. A decrease of cervical cancer ASR between 2000 and 2007 was observed in Medellin (p-value=0.03) but not in the rest of Antioquia. Cervical cancer mortality ASR was related to the percentage of poverty (p-value=0.0003). CONCLUSIONS: Mortality due to these neoplasms has remained constant in Antioquia. The wide variation in mortality from cervical cancer between regions seems to be associated with poverty.
Palabras llave : Mortality; breast neoplasms; uterine cervical neoplasms; poverty; socials conditions; Colombia.