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Country-level correlates of cervical cancer mortality in Latin America and the Caribbean Determinantes a nivel país de la mortalidad por cáncer cervicouterino en Latinoamérica y el Caribe

Author(s): Ana Pereira-Scalabrino | Maribel Almonte | Isabel dos-Santos-Silva

Journal: Salud Pública de Mexico
ISSN 0036-3634

Volume: 55;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 5;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: neoplasias del cuello uterino | papillomaviridae humano | tamizaje masivo | América Latina | uterine cervical neoplasms | papillomaviridae | mass screening | Latin America

OBJECTIVE: To identify country-level correlates of geographical variations in cervical cancer (CC) mortality in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: CC mortality rates for LAC countries (n=26) were examined in relation to country-specific socio-economic indicators (n=58) and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) prevalence using linear regression models. RESULTS: High mortality at ages
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