1981
DOI: 10.1001/archderm.117.1.6
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Malignant melanoma in southern Arizona. Increasing incidence and sunlight as an etiologic factor

Abstract: This study demonstrated an increasing incidence of malignant melanoma during the past ten years and a very high incidence of this tumor in southern Arizona. During the ten-year period, 533 melanomas were removed from white patients. Of these, 52% were male and 48% were female. The number of melanomas increased yearly, from 20 in 1969 to 120 in 1978, a crude rate incidence of 6.49 to 28.57 (27.20 standardized) per 100,000, respectively. This reflects an average annual increase of 34% to 37% and a 340% increase … Show more

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“…8 The only comparable incidence rates are in Hawaiian white people (22·7 per 100,000 in men and 18·8 per 100,000 in women) 7 and in Southern Arizona, U.S.A. (27·2 per 100,000). 19 Between 1979 and 1989, the Scottish Melanoma Group demonstrated an overall increase in incidence rate in Scotland of 82% in 11 years (3·4 increasing to 7·1 per 100,000 in men and 6·6 increasing to 10·4 per 100,000 in women). 6 The Cape Town overall standardized incidence rate of 24·4 per 100,000 is similar to that for Australia as a whole, but substantially less than that for Queensland and New South Wales.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…8 The only comparable incidence rates are in Hawaiian white people (22·7 per 100,000 in men and 18·8 per 100,000 in women) 7 and in Southern Arizona, U.S.A. (27·2 per 100,000). 19 Between 1979 and 1989, the Scottish Melanoma Group demonstrated an overall increase in incidence rate in Scotland of 82% in 11 years (3·4 increasing to 7·1 per 100,000 in men and 6·6 increasing to 10·4 per 100,000 in women). 6 The Cape Town overall standardized incidence rate of 24·4 per 100,000 is similar to that for Australia as a whole, but substantially less than that for Queensland and New South Wales.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In Norway, melanoma incidence in the southern part of the country is almost three times that seen in the north (Magnus, 1973;Magnus, 1977). In the US, 1980 incidence data showed a rate of 9/100 000 in Connecticut (Sober, 1987) compared with 26/100 000 in Tucson, Arizona (Schreiber et a/., 1981).…”
Section: Latitude Studiesmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In Ger many it was estimated to be 1.8 for 100.000 people in 1966 by Korting [ 11 and 8-9 for 100.000 people in 1988 by Jung [2], Increases of little more or less than fivefold over the past 10-20 years have also been reported in other countries [3,4]. A total of 1,198 patients with melanoma attended the Department of Dermatology of the University of Mainz between 1966 and 1987.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%