global patterns and trends in stomach cancer incidence: age, period and birth cohort analysis.the cases of stomach cancer (sc) incidence are increasing per year and the sc burden has remained very high in some countries. we aimed to evaluate the global geographical variation in sc incidence and temporal trends from 1978 to 2007, with an emphasis on the effect of birth cohort. joinpoint regression and age-period-cohort model were applied. from 2003 to 2007, male rate were 1.5- to 3-fold higher than female in all countries. rates were highest in eastern asian and south american countries. ...201728614909
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