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Khodadost M, Yavari P, Hashemi Nazari S, Babaei M, Abadi A, Sarvi F. Estimation of Gastric Cancer Incidence in Ardabil Province by Capture-Recapture Method Using Population-Based Cancer Registry Data. irje. 2015; 10 (4) :23-31
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  Background and Objectives : Awareness of the cancer incidence is essential for cancer prevention and control programs. Capture-recapture methods have been recommended for reducing bias and increasing the accuracy of cancer incidence estimation. This study aimed to estimate the incidence of gastric cancer by the capture-recapture method based on Ardabil population-based cancer registry data.

 Methods: All new cases of gastric cancer reported by three sources, i.e. pathology reports, death certificates, and medical records, reported to Ardabil population-based cancer registry between 2006 and 2008 were enrolled in the study. The duplicate cases based on the similarity of the first name, surname, and fatherchr('39')s name were identified among sources. The estimated incidence was calculated by the log-linear method using the Stata 12 software.

  Results : A total 857 new cases of gastric cancer were reported from three sources. After removing duplicates, the reported incidence rate was 35.3 and 32.5 per 100,000 population for the years 2006 and 2008, respectively. The estimated incidence rate calculated by the log-linear method for these years was 96.2 and 90.4 per 100,000 population, respectively.

  Conclusion: The results showed that none of the sources of pathology reports, death certificates, and medical records, individually or collectively, fully covered the incidence of gastric cancer. We can obtain more accurate estimates of the incidence rate using the capture-recapture method.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2015/03/16 | Accepted: 2015/03/16 | Published: 2015/03/16

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