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Estimating the incidence of colorectal cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic analysis

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20404
JournalJournal of Global Health
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

Abstract

Nearly two-thirds of annual mortality worldwide is attributable to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), with 70% estimated to occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Colorectal cancer (CRC) accounts for over 600 000 deaths annually, but data concerning cancer rates in LMIC is very poor. This study analyses the data available to produce an estimate of the incidence of colorectal cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

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