Analysis of oral cancer epidemiology in the US reveals state-specific trends: implications for oral cancer prevention.

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BMC public health, ISSN: 1471-2458, Vol: 8, Issue: 1, Page: 87

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Kingsley, Karl; O'Malley, Susan; Ditmyer, Marcia M.; Chino, Michelle
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Medicine; African American women; Demography; Health education; Men; White; Mortality; Mouth—Cancer; Mouth—Cancer—Prevention; National Cancer Institute (U.S.); Older men; Oral mucosa—Cancer; Patient education; Public health; Biology; Cancer Biology; Community-Based Research; Community Health; Immune System Diseases; Oral Biology and Oral Pathology; Public Health; Virus Diseases
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Downward trends have been observed in oral cancer incidence and mortality in the US over the past 30 years; however, these declines are not uniform within this population. Several studies have now demonstrated an increase in the incidence and mortality from oral cancers among certain demographic groups, which may have resulted from increased risks or risk behaviors. This study examines the underlying data that comprise these trends, to identify specific populations that may be at greater risk for morbidity and mortality from oral cancers.