Journal article

The incidence of cancer in people with intellectual disabilities

SG Sullivan, R Hussain, T Threlfall, AH Bittles

Cancer Causes and Control | SPRINGER | Published : 2004


OBJECTIVE: During the last 50 years there have been significant improvements in life expectancy among people with intellectual disability (ID), and so their incidence of age-associated diseases, such as cancer, is rising. The aim of this study was to compare the rate of cancer in people with ID with that found in the general population. METHODS: Information on 9409 individuals registered with the Disability Services Commission of Western Australia was linked to the State Cancer Registry, with 200 cases of cancer detected over 156,729 person-years. Standardised incidence ratios (SIRs) and 95% confidence intervals were calculated for both sexes separately by 5-year age groups for the period 19..

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