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Mahmoudlou A, Yavari P, Abolhasani F, Khosravi A, Ramazani R. Estimation of the Attributable Burden of Colorectal Cancer in Iran in 2008. irje. 2014; 9 (4) :1-9
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1- MSc Student of Epidemiology, School of public health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
2- Professor of Epidemiology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran , p.yavari-gir@sbmu.ac.ir
3- Associated professor in Internal diseases, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
4- PhD of Population Health, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran
5- Specialty in Internal disease, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, The Office of Cancer Registry, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (7967 Views)

Background and Objectives: Colorectal cancer, as the third common cancer, is one of the main health problems in Iran. We assessed the burden of colorectal cancer, as one of the high-priority indices, in this cross-sectional study in Iran in 2008.

Methods: CANMOD software was used for calculation. The input data included the population of Iran, all-cause and colorectal cancer mortality rates, and incidence rate of colorectal cancer, which were all obtained from the Iran Statistic Center, Mortality Registry System, and Cancer Registry System.

 Results: The total burden of colorectal cancer according to DALY in Iran in 2008 was 52534 years in the total population. Years of lost life (YLL) amongst males and females were 26455 and 19887 years, respectively. Years lived with disability (YLD) were 3473 and 2719 years for males and females, respectively. The burden of colorectal cancer per 1000 population was 75.4 years for males and 65.7 years for females. The peak age of colorectal cancer burden rate was in the age group 45-79 years.

 Conclusion: The burden of the colorectal cancer in Iran has increased compared to the last study (2003) which is due to the increase in its incidence and the related mortality during this period. Due to the possibility of prevention and effective intervention, this cancer should be a priority in the health care system. However, the final judgment should be made after calculation of the burden of other cancers, diseases, and damages at the country level and their respective rankings.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/06/3 | Accepted: 2014/06/3 | Published: 2014/06/3

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