Journal article

Variation in lymphoma incidence within Yorkshire Health Region.

N Barnes, RA Cartwright, C O'Brien, B Roberts, ID Richards, JM Hopkinson, I Chorlton, CC Bird

British Journal of Cancer | Published : 1987


The spatial distribution of new cases of lymphoma occurring in Yorkshire between 1978 and 1982 has been studied. Administrative districts were used as the basis for analysis and differences in age standardised incidence rates between districts were determined. Excessive rates for NHL were found to occur in Scarborough, York and Leeds districts. In addition an analysis contrasting broadly urban and rural districts showed an excess of NHL in rural areas, particularly of the follicular subtypes.