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Leukemia Cancer Mortality Trend in Iran, From 1995 to 2004


Zeinab Fazeli 1 , Mohamad Amin Pourhoseingholi 2 , * , Mohsen Vahedi 3 , Alireza Abadi 4 , Fatemeh Sadat Fazeli Bavand-Pour 2 , Ahmad Reza Baghestani 4

1 Proteomics Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Dept. of Biostatistics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Fazeli Z, Pourhoseingholi M A, Vahedi M, Abadi A, Fazeli Bavand-Pour F S, et al. Leukemia Cancer Mortality Trend in Iran, From 1995 to 2004, Int J Cancer Manag. 2013 ; 6(3):e80432.


International Journal of Cancer Management: 6 (3); e80432
Published Online: September 30, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 02, 2013
Accepted: June 20, 2013




Background: Cancer is the third most common cause of death in Iran, the leukemia cancer is one of the most important causes of cancer mortality. Regarding cancer mortality, data would be important to monitor the program screening effects, earlier diagnosis, demographic data and other prognostic factors. The aim of this study was mortality rates evaluating, then leukemia cancer trends among the Iranian population within almost a period of a decade, i.e. from 1995 to 2004.

Methods: National death Statistic Reported by Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOH&ME) from 1995 to 2004, stratified by age group, sex, and cause of death, have included in this study. Leukemia cancer has expressed as the annual mortality rates/100,000, in general, and/or per gender, and age group.

Results: The general mortality rate of leukemia cancer has slightly increased within the mentioned study period, from 0.44 to 2.54, then leukemia cancer mortality has often seen in men more than women.

Conclusion: The mortality rate of leukemia has significantly increased throughout Iran. Associated risk factors with leukemia have headmost identified for their prevention and control. So, future studies to reveal leukemia risk factors among the Iranian population would be crucial in order to control its burden.


Leukemia Mortality Trends Iran

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